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Lutz, FL 33548

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IBC Women’s Blog

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Happy Resurrection Day by Jodie Montgomery

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.

I love this time of year! New life sprouting up everywhere. Crazy how my severely pruned crape myrtles burst forth green. Brown bulbs bearing bright blooms. Even pockets of grass in my weed strewn lawn. Miraculous! I get out in the yard and think about the possibility of a hydrangea hedge…

Spring has also brought about some of my greatest challenges in life. Spring was a time when I realized as a child that my family was in trouble. Spring was scary as I needed a job. Spring was when the baby I carried had anecephaly. Spring was when I discovered cancer. Spring has been marked by many funerals amidst budding trees in cemeteries. I’ve sat in many Easter services hurting for the sorrowing. Life is fragile this side of heaven. The Apostle John pointed out that we would have much tribulation in this world even as he walked with The Resurrection and the Life. John knew the struggle for life.

John also said to take heart, He (The Lord Jesus) has overcome the world (John 16:33). The Lord Jesus Christ is Life. In Christ, we have life, eternal life, ultimately resurrected life. God Himself set the seasons. Spring reminds us that life is a miracle- a colorful, exciting, beautiful miracle. Happy Resurrection Day!