April 20, 2014
Alleluia! Jesus Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
What joy! What happiness! What a crowd! What fellowship! What thankfulness! There is nothing more exciting than Easter!! And with fear and joy they ran to tell the disciples the good news, Jesus is risen!
Is there fear as we gather? Certainly. Will there be enough breakfast for everyone and will it be ready on time? Will I make a mistake in the service (I did, but all ended up ok)? Will the plan for the music during the sermon be effective (taps and reveille) - or a dud? Will we do justice in honoring and glorifying God?
Is there joy as we gather? Absolutely!!! It was a glorious worship service. The pews were full. The music was wonderful. The service went well. The floral cross a beautiful contrast to the stark of Good Friday - the celebration of a new beginning.
Time for a nap? It just might be. :-)