PASTOR’S LETTER Easter
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed. Alleluia! Let us all say Alleluia!
When it was evening on that day.... the doors were shut.... the disciples hid behind locked doors in fear. Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you”.
What a great Easter celebration we had on that day, the church was packed! Now we get to business - life as usual and yet, Jesus stood among the disciples as he does today and greets all of us, “Peace be with you”. All of us, with all our strengths, weaknesses and our doubts, with all our failings and all of our warts. Peace be with you”. He still greets us with peace, grounded in patience, love, and forgiveness. Simply; peace. We may never see or touch His hand or His side, but we will see the marks of His presence in the bread broken and wine given and shed for us. It brings peace.
“Now on that same day, two (disciples) were going to a village called Emmaus. While they are talking... Jesus himself came over and went with them. He blessed, broke the bread.... their eyes were opened and they recognized Him... He vanished.” (Luke 24)
Now, as we and the disciples get back to life as usual, are still celebrating Christ’s presence among us. Each following week, we recognize Him. He may look and act different, but this is ok, He is still here in and amongst us and He still greets us. “Peace be with you” as we greet one another , the Peace of the Lord be with you always.
I look forward to serving and greeting you each Lord’s day.