Easter’s Message on Overcoming Betrayal

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Rev. Kit B. Billings
LaPorte New Church Swedenborgian
Psalm 55:12-14, 16-17, 20-22 | Luke 24:1-12

Today is Easter Sunday, a time of greatest joy when we celebrate our Lord’s final and greatest victory over evil and sin—when God’s Divine Love and Truth won when it had appeared that on Good Friday all was lost.

What do Easter and the Lord’s resurrection mean for you, for your life? Is it perhaps a powerful confirmation that our own physical death is really the beginning of our highest form of life in God’s Kingdom?

Is it a reminder to never count the Lord “out!” because when things are at their worst, God and Heaven are at their best. Or, is Easter our reminder that out of many forms of dying or death come a long array of mysterious blessings of new life—symbolized by the rebirth of Springtime out of the long apparent deadness of Winter?

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