The church season we are now entering is called, “Eastertide.” And that word makes me think of the beach! I love the beach—with it’s ocean breeze, surf, sun, and sand.
Eastertide can uncover what previously was hidden, like the surf exposes what is on the shore. Easter’s transforming love also reminds us what is important; the castles we build and cherish do not last. It brings surprises, as well, laying them before us as though they were dropped by an outgoing tide. We are connected with far off places, too, like Ghana, Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq, as well as places like Peoria and Sun City.
Life after Easter presents us with presents including living things such as hope and grace. Life in Eastertide flows from God’s love whether we are at high or low points in our lives. Life after Easter constantly beckons; It seems to stretch towards us as the waters of a new broken wave reach out to the people on the shore.
In gathering together during this season of Eastertide, we are opening ourselves to a God who changes us, informs us, draws us, and surprises us. I look forward to making a splash with you in worship during Eastertide.