The Easter season is always one of my favorites. It doesn't hurt that it arrives each year the same time as warmer days and blooming flowers—but the real reason I love Easter is that it is the perfect reminder of new life and new days ahead.
We kicked off the weekend with a Good Friday service, then today we colored Easter eggs and took Ryan to an Easter Eggstravaganza, and tomorrow we'll go to a sunrise service followed by a meal with friends and family.
One of my biggest faith weaknesses is that I'm a skeptic. Trust me, I'm not proud of this characteristic, but I've found that I'm better off when I face my skepticism head on, rather than pretend like it's not something I struggle with. All that to say, I have a lot of questions. And while I appreciate the mysterious elements of my faith, they have also created challenges for me over the years. So as we remember the story of Easter this weekend, I'm taking time to reflect on the details, and specifically the details that overwhelm me with gratitude. Our God, also a man, loved us so much that he gave his life in a beautiful exchange so that we could be offered redemption and invited to eternal life with him. What a gift.