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I have no idea where the month has gone.  I have spent most of the month at St. Rita’s in my mom's hospital room.  I still am not sure when she is coming home.  Thank you to all for your understanding.  Thank you also to Terri Barnes for jumping into the pulpit at the last minute.   As I write this, it is storming.  March is trying to go out like a lion.  April is just a few hours away.   I do hope that you had a meaningful Easter and took some time to contemplate the significance of the empty tomb and its impact on your life.  When I think of lions and the resurrection, I think of Aslan, the Christ figure played by a lion in C. S. Lewis Narnia stories. 

        Theologian Brent Porterfield writes: “Few authors have shared the good news of the Christian gospel as compellingly as C. S. Lewis in The Chronicles of Narnia. In one passage the characters Eustace, Jill and Aslan weep over the dead King Caspian.  After Aslan is wounded with a pierced paw and his blood splashes on the dead king the king is wonderfully revived; 'his sunken cheeks grew round and fresh, and the wrinkles were smoothed, and his eyes opened, and his eyes and lips both laughed, and suddenly he leaped up and stood before them—a very young man, or a boy.' When he turns to the children, he gives a 'great laugh of astonished joy.' When Aslan is asked if Caspian hadn't died, the great lion speaks in a voice that sounds like laughter. 'He has died. Most people have, you know. Even I have. There are very few who haven't.' The resurrection invites laughter. The kind of laughter we sometimes experience when something so impossible happens we can do nothing else but laugh.”

        The Resurrection is God's April Fools' joke on Death.  It no longer has the chains to bind us forever.  This indeed is something to be joyful about even in the midst of sorrow.