What words can be said that improve on the Easter story? There are none. Nothing before or after Easter has compared to the words, “He is risen.” So as we worship on Easter Sunday we will look at Easter with the wondrous affirmation that our Lord conquered the grave.
Those words, “He is risen,” speak to us differently depending on our place in life. While the words are powerful to each of us, they are of greater importance to one man than any other in history. This Easter Sunday we will look to the experience of Simon Peter on that first Easter morning as we focus on some of the words of the risen Lord, “…go tell Peter…”
Before we arrive at Easter we remember the pain that our Lord endured as he experienced the trauma of the Last Supper, his arrest and farcical trial and the devastation of crucifixion. While Easter will come Sunday morning, I pray you will take some time this week to ponder what our Lord endured as his love and life were poured out on Calvary.
Be sure to bring flowers for the “flowering of the cross” on Easter Sunday morning. It is a highlight of the year to see so many of you taking Easter pictures in front of our wonderful display of life overcoming death one more Easter. I can’t wait to experience Easter worship with you. “He is risen!”