Indeed He is risen. May hope rise like our Risen Lord. May the dead, broken parts in our hearts bloom afresh as they experience His resurrected life. Jesus defeated sin and death, so we can be assured He can triumph over our struggles. May the grace that flowed from His side wash over us day after day, and motivate us. May we look to the ol’ rugged cross when we don’t feel loved and remember Love died for us. May the words “it is finished” cover our strivings for the cross was enough. May we look to Him as an example, dying to self and carrying our cross daily. Compelled by His love and empowered by His Spirit, may we share the Good News of Easter all our days, keeping our eyes toward the Heavens for soon and very soon our King is coming again. And we who are alive in Him shall rise with Him.