April 21, 2019
He is Risen ! He is Risen Indeed!
Greetings! I hope you are well and I pray that you are happy. Lent is over! What does that mean for you? Is it simply going back to the old routine, where you were before Ash Wednesday? Is it simply an end to a yearly season of no meat on Friday and giving up of a few things? Or have you come to the realization that your life, my life, is somehow changed, made new? I am no longer what I was but now I am more alive more in tune for what I am really supposed to be , a child of God! Can you shout form the rafters that you are a disciple of Jesus?
Easter is the most glorious day of the year! Death has been swallowed up by the power of God’s love. The resurrection gives us a new start, a new life, in fact life everlasting. It is on this day that we should with all our might ALLELUIA! Think of the crowds at a baseball field or a football stadium and when your favorite team makes a home run or a touchdown the explosion of sound resonates through the whole stadium and out into the streets. It is loud! That is how loud our church should be this day. People on the streets should hear our excitement and know that something special is happening.
ALLELUIA translates to Praise the Lord! This praise, this acclamation of love should always be part of our daily lives recognizing that Jesus is alive, that he has defeated death forever. Our cheers are for the Lord of life that he has won, that he has made a home run, a touchdown.
My friends, celebrate his love for you. You have been called to rejoice in this newness of lie. You have been called to celebrate with our Lord and Savior. Do not let this special day pass you by. Regardless of how your Lent went please do not get discouraged, Jesus will not leave you behind. Take a moment, open your heart and shout ALLELUIA! Give Him the praise and glory!
Have a great week!