You may recall me mentioning that my friend (aka Rev) Valerie sends a weekly email to our congregation...and sometimes I share those thoughts here, as I'm doing now. What a joyful message she sent this week...it IS great to be alive!
Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Laugh! Children of God! Let tears of joy baptize your eyes and your cheeks. Give God thanks and celebrate! It is great to be alive!
Dance! Children of God! Lose yourself in the choreography of the Spirit. Life is a dance and God is the orchestra. It is great to be alive!
Embrace! Children of God! Open your arms and feel close to each other. It is in our openness where life takes on meaning.
In the after glow of the sun rise of Easter we walk the road that opens up and are invited to see the Christ among us. And He will come in the most unlikely places. In a closed room where we hide, nursing our wounds; on the street as we make our way from work to lunch; in the parking lot of a busy mall; in the playground as we laugh with our children; in the hospital room as we wait beside the one we love; on the sea shore as we take in the mystery and beauty of life itself. Wherever we are God comes!
My prayer this day is that each of us will be open to the mystery that is God – with – us; that we will have eyes to see and ears to hear; that we will stop a moment and allow ourselves to be touched and changed and transformed.