Day 47: (4:24) the road ahead

27 04 2011

4:24: the road ahead

I cannot believe No, I can believe… that I am this late in posting my Easter photo–the final photo for “Journey to 4:24”. I took the photo on Sunday, and yet, here I sit… Wednesday morning, posting. Oh well. That said, here’s my post.

Easter is the ultimate example of hope, of life, of possibility. It is God’s unimaginable love for us, reconciling himself to humanity through Jesus Christ. It is God forgiving our sin, and giving us life, so we can live abundantly.

Easter is about the road ahead, full of possibility. Let us live into that hope-filled life, empowered by the empty tomb. (Even when we’re running behind.)

Day 6: Tragedy and Hope

14 03 2011

map of hope

A family. A tragedy. An official day of mourning three lives. Unimaginable grief upon grief upon grief…

Another family. A tragedy of a different sort, because this family goes out of their way to condemn. Sad. This family threatens to disrupt the other family’s grief.

Enter social networking at its best. Enter the community from various parts of the local map in support of the grieving family. If needed, this group would provide a peaceful human shield against hate-filled distractions.

It wasn’t needed, fortunately. But we stuck around long enough to be sure it wasn’t needed.

I pray that the grieving family is able to continue their grief process in peace. I pray—hesitatingly, because it’s hard—for the other family who obviously needs to know the love of God. And I pray that those from various points on the map continue to gather for peaceful support of those in need.