From Darkness to Light
Spring is full of experience from darkness to light with the most obvious and often disliked the process of daylight savings. Waking and getting your day started while it is so dark outside proves to be challenging to say the least, but the later evenings of light are wonderful and seem to help us deal with the morning. An old Indian chief is reported to have said "leave it to the government to think that cutting a foot off the top of a blanket and adding it to the bottom of the blanket, will make the blanket longer!"
Our church calendar reflects another source of light stemming from spring time, Easter. Palm Sunday and Easter are celebrated in most Christian Churches each and every year, but the recognition of Passion Week especially Maundy Thursday and Good Friday often go with recognition except by mention. Our celebration of Easter is truly our recognition of light as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with the understanding that this life everlasting is the result of experiencing the cruelties of life and Christ’s willingness to become the sacrificial lamb that through his death or sins are forgiven and our living today and eternally become a reality.
Each Easter morning my family has our Easter Egg Hunt before the sun rises. Originally this was to make it possible to get to sunrise service and everything else Easter Day had to offer. It was while setting up the egg hunt each cool and often wet Easter morning that I began to understand a little more what Mary and Martha were experiencing physically as they went to the grave to care for Jesus’ lifeless body. They soon found what we have celebrated throughout the ages. He Is Risen! Let us not forget as we ponder this story this year the wet & cold feet those women had as they came in darkness to care for the dead. Let us celebrate as the sun rises each morning the symbolism of light and life given for each of us. Together let us journey from darkness to light and find new ways to share this story and Good News to those around us.
– In Ministry Together, Pastor Craig
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