Alleluia - Christ is risen!
On this Easter Sunday we celebrate the gift of new life - the gift of eternal life.
I love Easter - I love the celebration, the services, the egg hunts, I love all of it. I love it because this is the heart of what I believe - Jesus gave his all for us, and then destroyed the power of death so that we might live, and live eternally with him.
So it is time to celebrate. In a few minutes we will have the first of four services on this easter morn. We will watch the light shatter the darkness and come face to face with the risen Lord. We will sing and pray, experiencing the amazing love of this God who created everything - the God who knows us and loves us so much that he was willing to die so that we could live.
And we will go out into the world, back to our homes, schools, and palces of work, with the easter promise resounding in our hearts.
For Christ is risen - He is risen indeed. Alleluia