With all of my southern friends boasting about having their gardens already in bloom, I thought I could search for an image of an Easter Lily to show that there still is hope for spring here in Wausau, WI. It is hard for us to even think about Easter when we look outdoors and it still looks like winter.
The hope of Easter comes not in the change of seasons, for we who live in the north country know that seasons do change. In Wisconsin, we have a saying that, if you don’t like the weather, just be patient, it will change. The hope of Easter is in the promise of life made full when the Son of God won victory over death.
For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:21-22.
“Oh that my words were written!
Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
24 Oh that with an iron pen and lead
they were engraved in the rock forever!
25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last he will stand upon the earth.[b]
26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
yet in[c] my flesh I shall see God,
27 whom I shall see for myself”
Job 19: 23-27a