It has been quite a year.
Last year at this time, the whole idea of a shutdown felt foreign and unknown. A year later, we can see and feel the impact of COVID-19, 2020, racism, violence, suicide, and a broken world.
Headlines every day speak to the despair we feel in our Nation, States, City’s, and in our homes.
The headlines read like this today. I can assure you the topics sound familiar every day.
- A 16-year-old will be charged with open murder and felony firearm, and police say he will be tried as an adult. Arraignment is expected to happen sometime early next week.
- Suicide rates among people between ages 10 to 24 have been steadily rising over the past decade. The pandemic has accelerated the trend.
- A man has been charged with trying to poison a woman he worked with at a Sparta plant.
- A U.S. CAPITOL POLICE officer died after a driver rammed a vehicle into him and another officer outside the Capitol complex, authorities confirmed on Friday afternoon.
It is for this reason and so many more that I am thankful for Good Friday and Easter. I am thankful for Jesus and the hope He has brought to a broken world. Easter does not magically fix anything about the brokenness surrounding us, but it reminds us that this is not our home, and there is hope to hang onto in the brokenness of this world.
Tonight I am grateful for the cross and the empty tomb!
Blessed be His Name!