This space has its roots in the history of how this congregation came to be - a group of Jesus followers inviting others to come and see Christ and live that faith out together. Once a month, we will bring forth a devotional from years gone by. Today we re-member (put together again in our minds) from thirty years ago in the Lenten Devotional of 1987 - April 10th to be precise:
I used to think that the resurrection, while central to the faith of every Christian, didn't really have very much to do with me, as I lived my day-by-day, ordinary life.
But I had a friend who was going through a devastating divorce after 20 years of marriage. As she faced feelings of grief, rejection, and rage, she shared with me that her faith in God was the only thing she had left to hold onto. Gradually, over a period of two years I witnessed her healing. But what really amazed me were the other "fruits" that began to mark her relationships with other persons -- a deepened compassion, the willingness and ability to forgive, and a return of joy.