April 1, 2018
It’s all about the alleluia! The declaration of joy and the rejoicing that the long wait is over and it is time to celebrate and give thanks that - Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!!!
It was time to rejoice with the little ones, too. The “alleluia” had been rolled up and “hidden” away in a box under the altar (not too far out of sight during the Lenten journey and Holy Week). As I opened the box and unrolled the alleluia, out of the mouth of one of the children came the excited declaration - Alleluia! It was a perfect moment!!!!!
Yes, Christ is risen! Easter morning has come! The long wait is over and we now celebrate for 40 days the resurrection and Christ’s appearance to his disciples and others. A joy-filled time with joy-filled worship.
It also time - and appropriate - to give thanks - for each and every person who helped make the Lenten season, Holy Week and the Easter jubilation worship meaningful. You are each appreciated!!
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!