Easter is not just a one-time “surprise” event that took place one day 2,000 years ago.  It is the culmination of the story of salvation/restoration that began when the Good & Loving God “made the decision” to create the world/universe and human life as we know it.  In this series we talk about God and creation — in particular the GOODNESS of God and the creation.  Why does this matter? Where we start gives us a huge clue about where we’re going. Think about an apple seed. It’s starting place IS it’s destiny. (Same with human babies, by the way.) If that’s true of fruit trees and babies, why not the whole creation?  Ever wonder where life is headed?  A good beginning is a pretty firm indication of a good end — and that’s great news!