The day we celebrate the Risen Messiah…the Light of the World who died on a wooden cross and who was raised up on the third day.
It is celebrated in the midst of springtime…when the earth is renewing itself once again. All that had died or hibernated comes to life and the earth is covered in greens and pinks, yellows and purples.
The day is celebrated with friends and family, and with food and fun. After 6 weeks of reflection and prayer, Christians emerge
to celebrate the miraculous.
And in a way, it is a time that we–those who believe in the Christ, the Risen Lord, renew ourselves. In many ways, it’s like New Year’s–we have changed. We have been renewed. We have been forgiven. We have been reborn into the heart of God.
We profess our faith…that we believe in the one Lord, the one God. We profess our belief in the Resurrection. We thank the Lord for making us joint heirs with his Son to the Kingdom of Heaven.
I wish you all a very happy and blessed Easter. May the blood of Christ wash away all your sins
and make you white as snow without blemish.