Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter.  We had a lazy day here.  Our church has gotten large enough that they held two services Saturday evening and two Sunday morning.  Heidi and I volunteered to watch toddlers at the earlier Saturday service and then met the whole family for the later service.  That enabled us to sleep in a bit on Sunday and enjoy a leisurely brunch and a nice dinner later.  We used sweet vintage dishes, glasses, silver, and linens.  It was lovley and special. 

The message shared by our pastor at the Saturday evening service was very powerful and will stick with me for a long time.  Essentially, he spoke of the dismay we all feel when things don't work out how we expected - the prime example being how dismayed and heart sick the believers and followers of Christ must have been when He was taken from them through crucifiction.  However, His promise to come back was fulfilled three days later when He rose from the dead.  God was not finished when the crucifiction happened, just as He is never finished in our lives.  We can be sure that the sad and bad things that happen in our lives are not the end.  God is still working.  He never abandons us.  That's the very simple summary.  If you are interested to hear the whole sermon, our church records them and they are available to hear on the website (usually by the Thursday following the day of the sermon).  You can find it at  Click the 'church family' box, and on a sidebar there will be a link to sermons.

Anyhow, enough from me - hope your day was relaxing and full of hope for the future.

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