I had the privilege to teach the 3, 4, and 5 year old class today at Unity.
How do you explain that today is a day of celebration beyond bunnies and candy?
How do I convey that life and renewal is possible, even after being driven through the city beaten and spat upon? How do I share that life emerges even after hanging on the sacrificial cross till death frees the body of bondage. Instead I teach the hope that is
The Great Demonstration.
Today is a day of rebirth and renewal. It symbolizes to me that all is possible.
after a long dark night - morning does come
a week of planning and packing - emerges as a great week of camping
bearing a long difficult relationship - reminds there is love once again
through the winter - spring still arrives
waiting through the rain showers - flowers bloom
death in a cave of several days - rebirth is possible
the body that is dead until Jesus can arrive - rises and walks again
an evening of household chaos - relaxes into a blissful night of sleep
an extended family that is distant - a new loving friend's family fulfills that need
No matter what - the divine lives within us all and everything good is possible.
That is spring and Easter.... all is possible in love and the rebirth.