Sure, it is not Easter day anymore, but with the celebration of Easter last Sunday we have now entered Easter season…so it IS still appropriate to say happy Easter! One of my friends said on Monday, “Well, the Easter celebration has ended. Now, Easter living begins!” It really got me thinking about what it means to be Easter people…and these thoughts connected me back to some of the rich discussions we had on the topic of the resurrection during the New Testament studies course I had last semester. I’m always happy at the conclusion of a class (another one behind me!), but actually, I really do miss that class. And no, I’m not kidding…
But we move on and I for one am really happy that it is Easter season. I see now with joy and new perspective the signs of new life around us with the coming of Spring – the leaves budding on the trees, the flowers blooming, the birds waking me up at dawn with their joyful chirping (okay, I’m not always happy about that one…I’m definitely NOT a morning person!) – and I feel the anticipation and promise in God’s creation and all things bright and beautiful. Don’t you feel it too?
And, speaking of new life – have you seen the new Sterling College web site design?! Wow. I think it must have launched right around Easter…I wonder if that was intentional? Anyway, I just came across it and if you haven’t seen it, check it out at www.sterling.edu. And don’t forget to click on the Online Degree button too (or…maybe you came here from that page?).
See you again soon. And until then…live like Easter people!
—Alice (Alexx) Wood
Sterling Online since June 2010