Resurrection Sunday is always so exciting. The theater was at capacity, the band was rocking, the congregation was loudly singing, and the smiles were contagious, everything seemed perfect.
As perfect as things seemed, I am sure everything wasn’t perfect in many folks lives. Personally, my Easter morning started out far from perfect. I stayed up too late watching basketball, both of kids were an absolute mess in the morning, the outfits my wife had made for them months ago never got worn. As I left the house, to head to our joyous service, my whole household was in tears with my two year old refusing to get in any vehicle.
The visions we had of Easter family photos, relaxing brunch, and a stressless morning quickly went out the window. After skipping lunch and getting both boys down for naps, my wife and commiserated commenting on how terrible the morning had gone. In spite of our troubles, there was comfort that Christ is risen and Easter went right along. There is also comfort in that Easter is a season and not just one day. We still have time to get those outfits just right 🙂
Sunday started the 50 days of the Easter season and I want to invite you back to worship this Sunday as we start a new Easter sermon series. We will talk about what it means to live as an Easter people. As we work through 1 John and contemplate what the love of Christ looks like in our lives. I look forward to being with you on Sunday as imperfect as it might be as we take joy in our risen Lord.
Rev. Colin Snider