In a world full of sorrow and darkness, we’re all looking for a lasting source of joy. Two thousand years ago, the disciples of Jesus were thrust into deep sorrow as their savior was nailed to a tree and then buried in a borrowed tomb. All was lost, or so it seemed. The Apostle John opens his Easter account with a woman weeping in the dark. By the end of the narrative, she’s clinging to Jesus in utter joy. At the end of the day, Easter reminds us that we are broken. It also points us to compelling evidence surrounding the resurrection. I love that the bible doesn’t ask us to check our brain at the door, but instead offers us proof for consideration. Lastly, Easter screams to us that joy can be ours in Christ. We don’t have to wait until the circumstances in our lives are perfectly aligned to find happiness. Jesus lived a perfect life, died a sinner’s death, and rose 3 days later. Friend, that tomb is still empty and our King is alive!