I believe that most of us think about Death with similar trepidations. What is really there after we cross that gate? Is there really life after Death? Would we all see the bright light so many have professed to have seen? My father, with his corky sense of humor used to tell me: “The other world has got to be really great. Everyone must like it because nobody ever comes back.” In spite of incredible scientific advances Death continues to be an enigma, the ultimate mystery, the final closing of a door which can’t be re-opened.
This Easter Sunday I will not go to church but I will take comfort in God's word and celebrate His promise of resurrection. The thought of seeing my father again fills me with great joy. I hope that someday the gate will open and he will be standing there waiting to greet me, and he will smile and say: “Just like I thought, it IS really great here!”
On Easter Day, may you have a happy heart full of hope, and may you find comfort in the promise for a better life that's yet to come.
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