God's Call, Our Life
Christ is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah! Alive and Ever-Present…….of God and In the World!
Here at English, throughout our community and around the world, this weekend and every year millions of people worship and celebrate our Risen Messiah. We are forgiven. We are loved. We are bound to the Grace and Mercy of God’s Covenant with Us….with You and Me.
I’ve been thinking about Rachel’s blog, calling Christian Adults to be present to our Youth……about Niki’s work and advocacy for our Children….about Cara’s fostering our Small Group’s….and our varied Education offerings. I recall Pastor Melinda’s Easter message from last year about living as if we are resurrected in Christ, and Pastor Mark’s message this year about Christ’s call for us to live in community….to be God’s hands in the world.
We have the choice to be Christ-like with one another…..to live our lives and mark our footprints as if our lives and the steps we take really matter. We have the choice to do this with Grace and Humility.
We have the choice to shout out ‘Christ Has Risen Indeed'; as if God’s Gifts of Mercy, Grace and Love are alive in the ordinary every day steps of our lives. We have the choice to be a Light to all our brothers and sisters in the midst of our hurting, hungry world.
We have the choice to live our faith as a Thank You Card to God for this Gift of Love, Grace and Mercy….to be the Light God intended us to be in the very beginning.
God’s Work, Our Hands. Here and around the world, I pray we learn from one another, leaving judgment to God, living and reaching out in faith. May the Resurrected Christ Abide In Us. Amen.
Shalom (trans.: May God Watch Between You and Me Until We Meet Again)