Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Rain

We expect, or at least hope, that Easter Sunday will be a day full of sunshine. This equates with the day that the Son shines bright in our life.

Alas, here in the rainy Pacific Northwest, it is raining at 7:30 a.m. this Easter morning, and has been raining all night. It should not surprise me that, this is the weather; but somehow it seems to take away from Easter or maybe not.

The Pacific Northwest is a place of abundant greens. There are more shades of green here than browns in the desert. It is a land of great beauty with the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. Everyone who lives here knows that eventually the sun will shine again, and it will be utterly gorgeous when it does.

The cross, as is the “more” book of Romans chapter 5 in the Bible, is more. The more that comes after the darkness is dispelled. Just as the sun transforms the rainy gloom into beauty, so does the Son banish the darkness and bathe our lives in glorious light; light with an infinite number of different hues of glory tailored for every one of us.

So celebrate; whatever rain and gloom might be in your life, eventually, just as here this morning in the Pacific Northwest, it will clear up and the "Sonshine" will break through, and what a day of celebrating that will be.