Marked down, on clearance at Goodwill of all places, I found calla-lily bulbs in the frozen months of winter. Eight weeks ago, I planted these 8" deep in a large pot, unsure of the results. "How long should it take a bulb to emerge?" I quizzed the engineer (who loves to be a farmer). Still week after week..nothing.
Faithfully, I watered, waited and unexpectantly watched.
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, (the women) went to the tomb, taking spices they had prepared. And they found the sone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men sand be crucified and on the third day rise." Luke 24:1-7
This morning, settling in with God's Word and a cup of joe, I spy it pushing through the dirt; it's alive! The gardener in me is thrilled and though it's six in the morning, I want to go wake somebody and share the good news. How much more thrilled Jesus' followers must have been and should be. He's alive! This changed everything. Praise the Lord, He's alive!

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