You may not know it because weather patterns in Texas are unpredictable and change every five minutes, but it is Spring time! That’s right. Allergens are in the air. Sweaters and jackets go back in the closet. The sunshine is longer each day. Your youth sport of choice has started, and there may not be a more pleasant evening than sitting at the field in the sunshine routing for your team. Who does not love spring time?
This time of year is particularly special to me, because I am reminded of growth, renewal and rebirth. As we look at God’s creation we can find peace and hope in knowing there is opportunity for new beginnings. Yet, the most important new beginning we experience in the Church is in being born again in our Savior. There is no better reminder of the promise of salvation than Easter Sunday.
Holy week is fast approaching. In fact, the scriptural accounts of the week leading to the cross and then the Resurrection began with Palm Sunday. That is this coming Sunday. I would encourage you to engage the opportunities we have to worship together over the next few weeks as we remember the most crucial events in our faith, the death of God’s son, Jesus and His resurrection three days later.
If you have not been a part of our Tenebrae service on Good Friday evening, please come this year. We will meet at 7:30pm in the gym April 14th. This is a time of sobering reflection on the events leading to the cross. We end the service in darkness to symbolize the despair and hopelessness felt by the disciples and early believers. The celebration and joy of Easter Sunday is amplified by understanding the sorrow an anguish of Friday’s cross. Come and worship the Risen King with us Sunday morning, April 16th.
“Now let the lost be found forgiven
Death could not hold him down He’s risen
So let the saints cry out we worship You”