Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
Happy Easter! No, I’m not late. We are still in the ‘season’ of Easter, therefore, each day we should awaken shouting the good news that “Jesus Christ has risen!” Wow! What a way to bring in the month of May with all the new foliage and flowers, beautiful sun-sets and sunrises, and the joyful chorus of nature as her songs ring loud through the air, in that, even creation knows there is much to celebrate. Therefore, let us joyfully great each day and each other as we celebrate our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
We begin with the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4th. This is a day that Christians around our great nation join together in prayer for our nation, her leaders, military and peoples. Please take time to pray. The power of prayer is astounding.
This month we also celebrate Mother’s Day on May 14th with Rev. Mahan Archer bringing the morning message. Mother’s Day is the day in which we remember and celebrate those special women who have influenced, guided and directed our lives. Most of all, we need to offer prayers of thanksgiving for their love and pointing us toward God. I will be thinking of all you during this special day while I celebrate in Virginia with my mother.
We end the month, as the Church, celebrating Ascension Day on Sunday, May 28th. This is the day that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, ascends to his Father leaving his disciples with the Great Commission, “Go and make disciples…” Please take time to reflect upon the ascension of Jesus and on the Great Commission to see how your life reflects this directive. Or, may-be the correct question to ponder and reflect upon is “how can I live out Jesus’ commission to go and make disciples?” Read Matthew 28:16-20. Notice Jesus doesn’t have us “think about going” or “talk about going,” he commands us simply to “Go.”
We will then, as a nation, celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th remembering all the men and women who have given their lives fighting for our country and for freedom around the world. This is the day to reflect upon the cost of freedom and lift our country and our military up in prayer.
Let your lives be filled with joy so that all who encounter you also encounter Jesus Christ. Let your hearts and minds be so filled with the love of Christ that people will come up to you and want what you have. What a wonderful opportunity during this season of Easter to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with this hurting world around us.
As I said, “Happy Easter!” May God continue to bless you each and eve-ry day, reveal himself to you in amazing ways, watch over and protect you, and always draw you closer to Him.
Our faith community welcomes you and your family. We have been serving Christ and Lenoir City since 1867. Our church offers an opportunity to meet and worship with new friends and old, find family activities and build new relationships.
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