JRR Tolkien said, “You can only come to the morning through the shadows.” I think we, as Christians, do a great job of rejoicing in the resurrection, but sometimes we leave off the part where we found out what Jesus was resurrected from. That portion of most Easter services is a footnote. If everything was bright and cheery all the time, we would never appreciate it. It takes the whole picture, the darkness of night included, to see the beauty and the value of light. In the same way, if we don’t experience the Lenten journey, then Easter Sunday would become less meaningful. My prayer for all of us during this season is that the Holy Spirit would awaken your soul to the love Christ has for you, so much so that He died for you to have a relationship with God. It’s the path Jesus walked, and we are invited to walk with Him.