Lent and Easter Reflections

Last night at choir practice we began looking at a piece we will sing at Easter. While it felt weird to even say Allelujah during Lent, our quiet Allelujahs as we prepared the music were a welcome relief from a season that is filled with somber, even dark, moments. This month the journey with Jesus comes to an end…the holy supper of Maundy Thursday, the raw human emotions of Good Friday, the grieving agony of Holy Saturday. We accompany our Lord and witness his death. But that is not the end of his story…or ours.

The love story between our Father and humanity continues because our Father’s love for you is continual. God’s love never ceases. God’s love brings new life, resurrection life, to Christ Jesus. And the GREAT news is that God in love brings new life, resurrection life, to you. God wants your witness to his moving in your life to be—what once was dead is not alive. God wants to bring new life to the dark, dead, lifeless parts of your life.

In this newsletter are opportunities to experience and share the new life found in Jesus. I pray you will take advantage of the moments you have to grow in love with our Lord and grow your faith in him. It’s Easter. And may the joy of our living Lord fill you with love, peace, and hope.

Pastor Bill Zima

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