Reaching out from Grand Lake Community Chapel
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
He is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed!!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! Let us rejoice in clear skies (even if it is a bit chilly), and the ongoing greening of the Earth as spring continues to change the landscape around us. It’s remarkable to see how quickly things change this time of year; every day another flower opens to the sun, more trees display their leaves, and the woodland creatures delight us with their antics. Spring is a truly wonderful time of the year!
As is the Season of Easter, which is nearing its end. Tomorrow is the Day of Ascension, when our Lord was taken up to Heaven outside of Bethany; while this event marks the unofficial end of the Season of Easter, there is still one more Sunday on which we will shout “He is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed!!” But we earnestly hope that just because the calendar tells us that the season has come to an end, we don’t end our celebration of what Easter has done for us; that would be a tragedy, because Easter changed everything for the better. We should never lose sight of that irrefutable truth, even as we celebrate Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended on the crowds in Jerusalem and filled the believers with its holy presence. Easter is the defining event in Christianity, and we should strive to honor it all year ’round.
Karen and Greg
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Jesus says, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27