This is the normal progression of our lives — a downward spiral through increasing weakness, loss, and deterioration, through life towards death. Today, for all who are in Christ, the direction is reversed. The new direction is through death into life. Jesus’ unconditional love of us all, poured out on the Cross to the last drop of his blood, has changed everything. His death has set us free — free from doubt and despair, free from sin and guilt, free from darkness and everlasting death, free for the praise and service and glory of our God who on this day makes you and me and the whole creation new. And that is why this terrible day is called Good.
I just, I can’t describe what I feel for you but it starts from the pit of my stomach and warms my chest until I can practically feel every nerve ending in my body and all I want is for you to touch my skin.
There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.