Easter is approaching, hopping into our year once again. The egg hunts will be limited this year, but God’s Spirit celebrates, and we celebrate, the resurrection of the Messiah all the time. Hope is with us because Jesus sent His Spirit to live with us. We may be scattered, but we are united in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 1:1-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Living Hope, and a Sure Salvation
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
So many things have gone online. Church services, Wednesday Bible Studies with Rich Edwards, Prayer Times, Youth Meetings, Aggie Muster, and anything that needs to reach others while we are sheltering in place. Let us indeed shelter under the wings of the almighty, letting His eternal provision and protection permeate our lives and overflow onto others. The 91st Psalm reminds us to trust God for abundant abiding.
Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord.Psalm 91:1-2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!”
As we celebrate the resurrection of Christ this Sunday, we will have communion in our service online on Facebook Live. Someone will be at church Saturday from 11am-1pm to hand out those little communion cups that remind me of coffee creamers. Come and get some for Sunday, or use supplies at home. I encourage each family and individual to partake of communion with crackers or bread and juice at home. Even if you are not online with us, get “online” with God. He is our source of Life.
You are loved! Grace and Peace to you now, always, and especially at Resurrection Sunday.