When I woke up this morning at 6:30 it was just beginning to get light outside. I opened the blinds and watched the lake as the shadows began to dissipate. I couldn't see the sun at all but it's light began to spread over the water and the trees and the azaleas and the dogwoods. It changed the world. It took the world from dark to light. Where once I couldn't see anything at all now I could see the beauty surrounding me. The colors were vivid; the green of the grass and the trees were a stark contrast to the white and pink blossoms of the dogwoods and the red of the azaleas.
And that's exactly what Jesus did on this resurrection morning so long ago. He rose from the dead and His light began to spread. It covered the world and did away with the shadows. His life and His death and His resurrection showed us how beautiful our world can be. What a gift! What a marvelous, life-giving gift!