On Easter morning the following year, I woke up and began to prepare for church. I thought “It’s getting warmer, so I’d better yank out that tree.” So I took a look out the window to assess the amount of work to be done. I couldn’t believe my eyes. The whole tree was covered in soft green shoots. The tree was alive! What started off as a stewardship lesson was suddenly transformed into a resurrection story.
Easter is about transforming death into life. What once was dead is now alive. What was once hopeless is now promise. Easter morning changes all things and gives to us the surety of eternal life through Jesus Christ. So celebrate! Eternal life is yours!