Dear Church Family,
Isn’t spring a great time of year? The cold, dark days of winter are dying down and everything is coming to life. Easter is here, the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from the grave. As I look around and see flowers blooming, the grass greening, the trees budding, flowering, and leafing out, I can’t help but think about the resurrection of Jesus. How excited we ought to be for the fact that because He lives, we too one day will be a part of a great resurrection and we will live with Him forever in the glories of heaven.
This is the time of year we are planting beautiful flowers around our homes. We are planting gardens in hopes of having a harvest of delicious beans, potatoes, tomatoes, etc. But in order to have beautiful flowers or a good harvest in the garden, we have to work at it don’t we? Weeding, fertilizing, hoeing, watering, all are part of the process. True, God supplies the needed sunshine and the rain, but we have a responsibility as well. The Apostle Paul, writing to Timothy said these words in I Timothy 6:11-12, “……follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith……….” Notice the action words: follow, fight. We’re here for a reason – to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” Will we accept the assignment and trust God to enable us through the leading of His Holy Spirit, to share the truth of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him as their Savior? As that great hymn says, “Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, life up your voice and sing………He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!”
I hope to see you and your family in church this coming Lord’s Day!