Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. John 20:1
Some people like their Easter services at sunrise, and the bright morning is a favorite image of the Easter story. I like the fact that John's version of this story reminds us that it was still dark when the Magdalene went to the tomb, but the stone had already been removed.
Life is full of moments when it appears dark to us, but the stone has already been moved. Something important has already happened, but we are not yet aware.
Never assume the stone is still there or will always be there. Life will not be contained.
Life finds a way. And often life has already found it.
Easter Message: Live!