Easter morning…the stage has been set for our current times with the corona virus. Rain, lightning, and thunder in Iowa instead of butterflies and sunny skies. As I listen to the rain and reflect on this day, I’m reminded that the days in darkness are limited. We must all come out of the tomb into the vibrant colorful new day. This image reminds me of suffering and what Jesus had to endure and still does today by watching some of us suffer. I can only imagine how heavy his heart is right now watching people from above…Suffering makes us stronger, it makes us appreciate what we have, it makes us rely and lean on God, and it makes us grateful when times are difficult!