In the Sundays of Easter we proclaim “Christ is Risen indeed!” and I have asked, “Now what?” What does it mean to us that Christ is raised from the dead?
And then came the horror of the bombs in Boston.
The Good News of Easter does not prevent the tragedy of the injuries and deaths. It does not remove evil from our lives. But the proclamation of our Risen Lord is that God is with us, even – and especially – in times of trial, and that God’s Good News remains the final word. The Risen Christ is present to hold the injured in their pain, comfort the dying and those who love them, and bring hope to all who looked on in horror and disbelief. The forces of evil will not have their way – our Savior lives!
This Sunday we again gather to proclaim the Good News and celebrate eternal life. Services Sunday are at 9am and 10:30am, but Sunday School will not meet this week.
See you in church!