Today is the great triumph, the great joy, in what has been a solemn time in the Christian faith.
"For God gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life"
Imagine...just imagine, being all powerful, and all knowing, having the ability to create miracles, to be well...God.
And then imagine...giving your only Son as a sign to the world...watching your son suffer at the hands of disbelievers, in order to fulfill the scriptures.
I remember watching The Passion of the Christ, and weeping openly, literally praying as the movie went on, for it to stop, for my Christ to stop being tortured. I wanted to scream out, "I'm so, so sorry for what we did to you."
And yet, our faith tells us that this had to be...that we had to witness the sacrifice of Jesus in order to see and believe in his resurrection.
Our Bishop included in his homily this week the thought that perhaps it is good that we are sometimes doubtful, and that we must ponder our faith in order to thrive in it.
For me, I know my faith is much more powerful because it is just that...faith. I am in such awe of the events that led to His rising, and know that its true faith that allows me to believe and to know it is true without having to have proof.
I am so humbled at the glory of my world, the blessings of my life, the joy that I live.
Glory be to the Father.