Pastor Barb’s Message 4/23/17

Grace and peace to you all.

Today, stay awake. Be alert. Be on the lookout for moments of wonder, signs of grace, revelations of beauty, glimpses into the mystery of life, and of God. Or we may well miss the miracle that is right before our eyes.
-Br. David Vryhof, Society of St. John the Evangelist

“Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed!”  Just five days ago, on Easter Sunday, we echoed centuries of Christians in celebrating the amazing news of God’s steadfast and powerful love, even in the face of death.

Where have you seen signs of the Resurrection in your own life?  In the world around you?  What “moments of wonder, signs of grace, revelations of beauty, glimpses into the mystery of life, and of God” have you experienced?  What will you discover today?  Easter reminds us to keep our eyes open, because we never know what God might do!

This isn’t an idle exercise.  I write today’s post as news comes in of violence and threats of violence around the world and close to home.  For us to live as people of faith in a challenging world, we need to be firmly grounded in God’s good news.  Celebrating life and grace – celebrating resurrection! – every day gives us the foundation we need for the challenges of life.

Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed!

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