It is on Easter that believers find the promise of hope, the promise of eternal life.
The old Victorian and Edwardian era cemeteries of The South make frequent appearances on this site and its accompanying social media accounts. The statuary, the inscriptions, even the trees and shrubs had symbolic meaning that pointed to that hope of redemption, of eternal life.
Faith is as indigenous to The South as the soil itself. For centuries, the inhabitants of this land have placed their deceased loved ones in the soil just as they did the seeds, with a similar hope and a promise for the future. Just as Christ died, was planted in the Earth, and sprung forth with life for those who believe on his name, we carry in our hearts the promise that the cemeteries are not the end, but the beginning of Life.
And so on Easter, as we fill our day with the symbols that point us toward the hope that we have in Christ, may we hold tight to the promise of eternal life, of a reunion with those who have gone before us, of the ultimate defeat of the last enemy, which is Death, and an eternity of peace and glory. We may not find the living among the dead but we can be encouraged that among the dead we are reminded of the promise of eternal life.
Historian, self-proclaimed gentleman, agrarian-at-heart, & curator extraordinaire