Today is Easter Sunday, as I sit and reflect what this day means in our history of Christianity. Memories of past sermons flood back to me. For weeks perhaps a sort of lent for me has been the question. What is a Cross Walk? What does a "Cross" mean to me in everyday life. As I reflect on sermons past this one always gets to me. So bare with me as I try to convey this to you. In a children's Sunday school class the lesson was to take an empty egg and put something that reminded them of Easter. There was one particular child with down syndrome in the class and as the kids were busy thinking of what to put in their eggs this sweet boy was watching. All the kids gathered around and shared various things of what they had placed in their eggs. Then it came around to this sweet boy and the teacher was nervous for him because she knew he had nothing in his egg. As she asked him about his egg he told her it was empty. She replied it's empty and he replied yes the tomb was empty. What a lesson! I love, love, love that story. So back to "A Cross
Walk". Our life everyday is a Cross walk. So what kind of Cross do you carry? What does a Cross mean to you? Is it a decoration in your house, is it something you wear around your neck or something that hangs from your car mirror. Do you see it through out your day. Is it something that marks a grave site of a loved one that has moved on. While I think of all the ways we display this symbol in our everyday lives. The meaning is so deep. The Cross to me on this day is a huge loss and huge gain at the same time. So as we go through this Easter Sunday and spend the day with our families. Reflect on the Cross, days past and the symbol of not only loss and great sadness but new beginnings. Because as the bible story goes the tomb was empty after a horrific crucifixion all for the chance to have a New Beginning! God is Good all the time! Blessings to you and yours on this Holy day.