Broken Bodies Rise
God is with us.
Our Lord has not forsaken or forgotten us.
Yes, we are living in an unprecedented time.
Yes, the next few months will be extraordinarily challenging.
Yes, we will learn to find God in moments of profound silence and solitude.
Yes, we will learn to feel God through different forms of connection and community.
Yes, we will have to learn new ways to be the church.
Through it all, we will find a way to trust in a Risen Jesus and depend upon his Word.
In it all, we will have to listen for the Holy Spirit’s presence in us and between us.
We will adapt to these new realities because God is the ground of all reality.
We will live through this time because God is the creator and redeemer of time.
We will live through whatever happens, because Christ has defeated sin, death, and the grave.
Our Lent is ending soon.
Easter is coming, whether we hear brass and timpani or not.
We will discover new gifts and hear new music.
That is how Resurrection works.
Awkwardly, our bodies will adjust to new rhythms.
That is what Resurrection looks like.
God will surprise us with grace we did not know we had.
That is what Resurrection feels like.
God will comfort us as we let go of things we have come to love.
Because we now live as if death were not.
God will reveal to us, as if for the first time,
What it means to worship a living God.
Because Christ lives in us.