One simple lesson that I gain is nothing is too far gone for the transformative loving-power of Christ, which heals, redeems, and renews. In Jesus death and resurrection, we see that God can take the worst thing (death), and make it the best (new life). And this my brothers and sisters, He loves to do.
There is a crazy story after Jesus is raised from the dead. He appears to the disciples while they are fishing and then calls them over to the shore so that he can fry them up some fish tacos on the beach. This story has always struck me as being so completely...ordinary. Mundane. unimpressive. I mean, Jesus just conquered death! Yet, he was jonesing for some fried talapia? Shouldn’t he be out doing a speaking tour? No, to Jesus resurrection meant reconnection. Even in it’s most slow and normal ways.
Theologians have often said that the effects of sin seen in genesis 3 (and on all of our headlines and news feeds), is among other things a breakdown and separation in our primary relationships. There is death and separation in our relationship to God, ourselves, others and the rest of creation. That is until...Resurrection.