By the grace of God we made it. The long darkness of our souls is over. The suffering and shame of Good Friday’s events have concluded and now we discover the tomb of Jesus is empty. From death comes life, eternal life. Easter is all about God’s power to defeat the powers of sin and death and overcome them with love, forgiveness and mercy. Because Jesus lives now we can live for God and love one another. The joy of eternal life can begin in this life. Because God is more powerful than meanness, hatred and indifference you and I can now face the world with strength and courage. Its all a result of the empty tomb. From death comes life, abundant life. So let us all be thankful. Our God lives!!!!