Our part of the planet is coming to life again. The yellows, purples, and whites of early flowers have announced the arrival of spring. Evidence of life where there was none just a few weeks ago reminds us of the beauty of the rhythms of nature. Resurrection is on our minds whether we realize it or not.
There is another side to resurrection: those things that are not there. There is a way for believers to view life as a series of opportunities for rebirth as we await the ultimate transition from this life to the next. Those transitions nearly always involve some sort of loss or leaving behind something that was either necessary or important.