Eastertide: Day 29
These two cuties are Hallmark Easter ornaments that I purchased many years ago. I put them out with my Easter decorations each year, and it never fails - I always feel an urge to get out some PlayDo and start sculpting.
The desire to create and recreate is central to the Easter season. Because of the resurrection, we have faith that all of creation will be made new. Although we don't really know what that will look like, we do know that Jesus' appearances give us some clues. Somehow, in our resurrected bodies, the laws of physics as we know them will be changed. Jesus was able to enter locked rooms. He was able to travel distances in the blink of an eye. We could chalk these attributes up to his divinity, except that he was so careful to point out that he was still fully human.
St. Paul tells us that we simply can't imagine what a fully restored and - even more- resurrected world will look like. It will be even greater than the Garden of Eden. But these two Easter ornaments, the chubby white rabbit and the joyful yellow duck, both surrounded by Easter eggs and flowers, inspire me to think about this new world more seriously and to wonder what I can create that will point the way to it.
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