Joe Pennel on Easter:

The hope of Easter is directed toward God who is able to bring life from death.  At the resurrection, the community comes to life again, the scattered are reassembled, the disillustioned become full of faith, the frightened become fearless, and those who denied and deserted are forgiven.  The hope of Easter is that some day time will be shot through with grace upon grace, and God’s promises will shape creation’s great conclusion.