Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
It is a cold wet Spring. But you all do not need to be told that. Basements flooded, yards soaked, rivers lapping at porches and foundations, clean up is beginning. People are stressed, muscles are aching and we are relieved that the rivers have crested and are receding.
It is not just Spring. It is the Season of Grace, Easter, where we celebrate the love of God with each breath we take. We celebrate Life. Abundant Life. Life in the resurrection of Jesus the Christ. We are to love the Life that we have been given to bring the Resurrection to others, those who are hurting, those who are questioning, those who are serving, those who we meet in the grocery line or at the cash register or on the street or in the classroom. We are to be the Life of Jesus always and everywhere. That is hard in a cold, wet, flooded Spring. So it is Faith that gives us strength and carries us from flood and destruction to Life and Resurrection. It is not simple or easy. It takes dying to self and living with Jesus. It takes getting wet in the waters of Baptism and being surrounded by the family of God. Life in the season of Grace.
Remember the Scandinavian Arts Fest
Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19
10am – 3pm