Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

We’ve made it, dear friends. Easter Sunday is the affirmation that the broken systems of this world will not have the final word, that hate and fear can never vanquish the power of love, and that liberation will truly triumph over every force of oppression. This can be hard to believe, though, can’t it? This is why Easter is a day that requires faith and trust that even when we might not be able to see how love will win, how truth will vanquish the lies, how healing will emerge from the wounds that we carry, that the way God has ordered the very structure of the universe is such that new life will always emerge out of death, light will always overpower the darkness, and the cold harsh winter will always be defeated by the bursting beams of the sun dawning on a spring morning. This is the way that reality works. This is the message that Jesus came to embody. His disciples hopes were dashed as they watched Jesus be murdered at the hands of the empire. Yet Jesus constantly taught that in order to bring about his renewed world, he’d face the wrath of the empire, but that God would have the final word. But this is hard to understand, hard to believe, until it happens. Easter is the proof that it will happen. Jesus emerges from death pulsating with life, proving that the empires power was an illusion- true power comes from living in truth, beauty, goodness, and love. As we celebrate Easter, may your faith be stirred within you, may you believe that God will not abandon you or our world, but is working to bring about new life and redemption out of the pain and fear. This is a day to walk in faith, to celebrate that which we might not be able to see or imagine right now, but that is promised to us by the good news of the Jesus- the Kingdoms of this world will be transformed to the kindom of God. May we continue to strain towards making that a reality in faith, hope, and love on this day, and every day. 

Brandan Robertson, Patron