Reaching out from Grand Lake Community Chapel
Greetings in Christ!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Let us rejoice that we are advancing ever-closer to the great Day of Days, and let us be glad that we still have a few more days (four, to be exact) to make ourselves truly ready for the Day of Resurrection! On this kinda’ gloomy Wednesday morning, with gray skies and a bit of drizzle following a night of thunderstorms, let us also rejoice in roofs over our heads and let us be glad that what’s falling from the skies doesn’t need to be shoveled!
In a way, it’s fitting that the day before Maundy Thursday is a bit on the overcast side, as we know what the next 24 hours holds; betrayal, arrest, and harsh questioning at the hands of the temple leaders. At the same time, we know that all the horrible things that are going to happen over the course of the next two days are absolutely essential in order for God’s perfect plan to come to fulfillment. And so we must be strong in our faith, and steadfast in our trust, that the end result of tomorrow and Good Friday will be the limitless glories of Easter. So let us not succumb to despair; instead let us keep our focus on what is to come on Easter and beyond, trusting that God’s ways are not our ways. God’s way is perfect, whether we like all the details or not, because God is good all the time. And all the time, God is good.
We look forward to sharing Maundy Thursday worship with you, and also to sitting in vigil with you on Good Friday. Then comes Easter Sunday, when we will raise our voices together in saying “Christ is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed!!”
God bless you!
Karen and Greg
Home: (989) 474-9116, Cell: (734) 502-5969
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed,and after three days rise again. Mark 8:31