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A little over two weeks ago, Christian churches across the world celebrated the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday. This is a time full of life, joy, alleluias, and celebration. Christ is risen, alleluia!
Yet, in the midst of these shouts of joy and celebration, we tend to immediately forget the path it took to get there in the first place. In order for us to celebrate as we have been doing, we know that suffering had to occur first.
We tend to look at Easter as a time to celebrate the coming of spring, of flowers, and chocolate eggs, furry animals and time with family. We celebrate Christ being alive, without remembering his death.
Our lives are full of resurrection moments, but we know that before that feeling of life and freedom, there is first the path of the cross we carry to get there. Each of us have moments in our lives where we have hit our lowest, realize who we are, and are made new again to be a better version of ourselves; of who God made us to be.
Being made new is wonderful. Growth is wonderful, but it doesn’t erase where we have been or where we have come from. Even when Christ was resurrected, he still had scars. He had the scars of the nails in his hands, the scar of the stab wound in his side. The evidence of the torture he received, the pain and suffering he went through as he was crucified was still with him.
You are worthy of those celebrations of life amidst feelings of sadness and death. You are worthy of love no matter your scars. Let your scars be a reminder of where you’ve been, but more importantly a reminder of how far you have come. I offer you a blessing as you continue to strive for your best self: may you find strength to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today.

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