“I just want you to know how impressed I am with how well the girls are doing,” my former father-in-law said sincerely as he was handing me their luggage. I had met at a halfway point to pick the girls up from a weekend spent with their grandparents.
I must admit that I was surprised to hear such a compliment coming from someone who was clearly not on my side during the divorce. It had been five years since the divorce was final, and it felt good to hear someone recognize what I was sensing as well. The girls were doing great. They were vibrant, happy, and at peace. Life was good. Quite a turnaround from five years prior. A resurrection is the best way to describe it.
Through an outpouring of sacrificial love, the girls had experienced a complete resurrection from the death of divorce. Gone was the pain, fear, and uncertainty. In its place was a new life filled with hope, peace, and joy.
Our Lord offers the same gift of resurrection to each of us after divorce. Through His sacrificial love, He gives you the opportunity to live a new life. Allow Him to pour out His love to you in His sacraments, His Word, and His Church, and you too will experience a resurrection from divorce and the joy the comes with the new life!
We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life. – Romans 6:4
Originally posted 2018-04-05 00:30:57.