Easter is not a call to return to the way things were. It is a reminder that in Christ’s resurrection, God’s love wins out over death. It is an invitation to see ourselves redeemed in the reflection of God’s grace, as we hear our name called by the risen Lord, that we may go forth to share the good news, that Christ the Lord is risen today!
In this season of Advent, we may want to question if we have put too much attention toward the temporary and seasonal gifts, bows, trees, parties, and lights. But perhaps getting rid of them is not the most faithful way.
The new testament makes it clear, Jesus really is a home wrecker. But perhaps not in the way we’d imagine.
The gospels differ on aspects of Jesus’ life, but they all speak of Jesus in his adult life as a wandering vagabond. And that vagabond is who God declares is the true witness of faithfulness.
The promise and good news of Easter isn’t about what God has done, it’s about what God is still doing. It’s about God’s replicated grace, unending, and unmatched. He is risen!