Here in Maine sunrise is early this time of year– 5:25 am today. I am grateful that, thanks to the predawn shenanigans of my playful cat, Acadia, I was up early enough this morning to see a spectacular sunrise.  These are some words that came to me as I watched the day awakening, while awaiting updates about my father who is in the hospital with possible Covid-19:

I know not what today may bring
of joy or grief, of life or loss,
but this I know and rest my hope upon–
that surely as the sun did rise,
Christ my Lord is risen too,
defeating death, restoring life,
the Son of God, the light of all!

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