There is beauty to the story of resurrection. And I believe that it is possible in small and large ways on a daily basis. I saw a video earlier this week of a dog--blind and living on the streets--who is rescued. The comparison of the state she was found in and the happy, tail-wagging dog she became was remarkable.
It occurs to me that there are transformations from death to life that happen every day. Marriages that are saved, children adopted, addicts who get clean. Sometimes we lose hope and forget that resurrection is possible.
Maybe the reason we pause for 40 days before Easter is to remember.