Today we celebrate Easter, the resurrection of our Lord, and quite literally the High Holiest of our days and the hardest for most to accept. Perhaps Christmas has become what it has because it is much easier to believe and find hope in the promise of a child then it is in a death and resurrection. And yet that is the miracle we celebrate today!
Through the empty tomb and the risen Lord, our sins our forgiven. Our relationship with God is forever changed and we are offered new life. The hope of Easter is in the risen Lord. I hope today, you can find a way to celebrate outside of bunnies and eggs the true offering from God - one of new life through a Christ who suffered, died and rose again so our sins would be forgiven.
Traditionally new members would often join church on Easter morning. Today, re-commit or commit for the first time, yourself to the God who created all things and through all things brought Jesus into this world to fulfill the convent and to offer us new life.
It isn't very often that one sees 4 rainbows in the sky, perhaps once - if never - in a lifetime. And yet there they were. God doesn't walk this earth all the time, God humbly walked amongst us as Christ so that we could come to a new relationship with God and each other. Let us welcome the Holy in our lives and see the Christ that IS around us and AMONG us through others.