The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Easter's possibilities

In God's hands, the empty tomb is our own

Look, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut" (Revelation 3:8). The resurrection of Je sus is God's wake-up call to this world. It startles both believers and doubters out of their humdrum ways. Death is no longer the final word. There is more to come. There is a place for us in God's future.

A few years ago the Washington, D .C., zoo moved from its downtown location to a new site where there was more room. Many of the animals gained larger areas in which to roam. But the rhinoceros, a fairly dimwitted creature, had lived in a cage too long. Despite the new expanses all around , it kept to its old boundaries, wearing away the grass to form an oval path that was exactly the size of its former enclosure.

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Embracing diversity