Thanks to my friend, Scott Bolinder, for sending me the link to Chris Tomlin’s “I will rise!” I’ve played and replayed it again and again in the raw grief over the loss of my dad when the victory of Christ is more precious than ever.
In his earthshaking Genesis commentary, Walter Brueggeman writes of the “Easter laugh”—the surprising joy of life-long barren Sarah at the new life that issues from her dead womb. Sarah’s joyous outburst foreshadows the victory laugh of resurrection—the solid hope of those who follow Jesus.
This comforts me.
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