Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. Resurrection does not mean everything turns out OK. It does not save us from suffering, evil or death. It means that God's one pure will is to give life and bless, and to set us free. This is what God does. Always. And no matter what else happens, what God does triumphs.
God is as present and active as gravity in every moment of our lives, including the hurt that we receive and the hurt that we cause. Everything belongs to God, and everything, no matter how awful, is gathered up in the final victory of God's life-giving grace. Usually we can only see the triumph afterward, and from a wider perspective. But we can learn to trust the grace, even in the most difficult times. We can learn to trust that the Present One is within us. We can learn to trust the Resurrecting One even amidst evil, injustice and suffering. Even when we do not know, we can trust. Grace will happen. Despite the gravest evil, grace will happen. Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
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