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Easter Possums

I’ve heard that 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 that 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. They know there’s something in there. But if there are two sets of tracks – the other set coming out – the possum will enter and not be afraid.

And that’s the message of Easter. It’s because of Jesus 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?"

Everywhere God has hidden the message of His Gospel in creation.  From the humble possum we can learn this message.  Jesus entered the tomb on the first Good Friday – and three days later he walked out. Jesus has risen.  And because of Him we shall rise too!

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