Whe life is challenging or painful, it is easy to feel like the future has been narrowed or, in some cases, closed off. ("Who will roll away the stone?") However, the empty tomb reminds us that what seems impossible for us is not impossible for God. So if you find yourself frustrated right now by your personal or professional life, I challenge you to trust that God may be preparing new directions and new possibilities that we have not even thought of or imagined as we go through the busyness of our daily lives. This past Sunday, our assigned Gospel reading reminded us of God's tendency to barge into our lives unexpectedly and uninvited to challenge our doubts and fears. This upcoming Sunday in worship, we will be reminded that God is often a catalyst for change in some pretty unpredictable and unexpected ways. Continue to pray for each other, the mission of St. Andrew's, and the communities we serve. May we discover new blessings in our lives and the opportunities to extend those blessings to others. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! See you in church.