Talk about emotional ups and downs. I'm on the heels of a wonderful Easter weekend, celebrating the joy of the resurrection, particularly through relationships. But I've also gotten a few emails and a few mental reminders of suffering that have felt like punches in the gut.
How can I be flying so high and have people close to me who are suffering so much?
It's a sober reminder of life in a pre-glorified world. And then I'm reminded of the friends who, though they aren't going through anything dramatic right now, continue to slog along; life is hard and there's no end in sight.
The resurrection is for them.
Friend, if life is particularly hard for you right now, remember: the resurrection is for you.