Easter is a wonderful reminder that there are such things as miracles and happy endings. Like the ancient Easter story our own lives are often filled with times of trial, sorrow, heartache and pain. Perhaps nothing in life challenges us so universally as the experiences surrounding death and suffering.
Most of us are familiar with the fear of facing our own mortality as well as the deep loss and grief we feel when death takes from us someone we love. The heaviness of these dark hours can often feel well beyond our strength to bear.
This is when the message of Easter can help us endure, giving us increased understanding that even the darkest night will end and one day all suffering will cease and all tears will be wiped away. There is life after this life, peace after the pain, daylight after the darkness and happiness after heartache.
Easter is more than a reminder that there are happy endings, it is a symbol of new beginnings. The dawning of a promised day of eternal life filled with peace, love, and joy!