1. It is good to remember that this true story, is also beautiful.
  2. Jesus is both the image bearer and the image giver. In Jesus’ incarnation we are redeemed and re-imaged.
  3. Each of these little epiphanies in Middle-earth are like the star the magi saw arise in the sky, a light that reflects and points to Jesus who is the Light of the world.
  4. On this night of nights, Christ arises victorious and sends the devil’s hordes running with no darkness to find cover; death’s dark shadow is gone
  5. In reality, Easter equals good news for you. And our world needs some good news. Maybe we’re not even sure what’s wrong, but we know this world is broken.