An Easter lesson learned from a possum …

Lutheran pastor Joel Pankow once shared an insightful story that highlights one of the profound aspects of the resurrection. The story is shared below, I hope it blesses you as we move toward Easter Sunday …

Possums are smart animals. You wouldn’t think so because you hardly ever see one except when it’s dead on the road. There’s a joke that goes, “Why did the chicken cross the road? To prove to the possum it could be done!”

But possums, it turns out, are smart. They won’t enter a hole if there’s just one set of tracks going into it. That’s because they know there’s something in there. But if there are two sets of tracks, the possum will enter and not be afraid.

The message of Easter is that we can enter the grave, we don’t have to fear death because there are tracks leading out of the tomb. The Apostle Paul preached the proclamation of Easter: “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

This is the message we need to hear this Easter.

Christ is risen!