I hope you were able to worship with us for our tremendous Easter celebration! He is stronger! It was a great joy to join you in proclaiming that truth and His majesty. I want to take a moment to thank all the people who were involved in making our Easter Sunday into, what I know will be, a highlight for us this year. From the ushers and greeters, to those who served in the nursery, the musicians and singers, to those who served the brunch, children’s church volunteers, and to many who served behind the scenes in technical and other vital capacities, thank you. Your efforts had nothing less than an eternal impact in the lives of many people. God is indeed glorified by your sacrificial service.
Today, I want to encourage you to prepare your heart and mind for worship this coming Sunday. If you are anything like me, there is a natural letdown after a big event filled with lots of emotion and energy. This can be so much so that other things often suffer or stagnate in the wake of major events. Together, let’s pray that this would not be the case this coming Sunday. Let’s ask God to remind us of the reality that we will again celebrate the resurrection this Sunday and it is worthy of celebration everyday! In fact, the resurrection of Jesus is the reason for and the basis of our celebration for all eternity if we are in Christ.
I believe that God has already begun to answer this prayer in advance as we have several exciting things happening this Sunday. In addition to singing for His glory and hearing from His Word (Luke 2:41-52) together, we will see the power of the resurrection through the symbolic act of believer’s baptism and commission a team of men and women for ministry in Haiti. God is active in and amongst our church!
I am already excited to gather together again and proclaim the glory of the risen Jesus. I’ll see you there.
To the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. – Jude 25