|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on April 7, 2021 at 9:05 AM|
Hallelujah! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Eastertide is here and we rejoice for the season! What a wonderful, renewed feeling that always comes across my mind during this time of year. From the flowers blooming to the vibrant colors of the grass and trees, we begin to see things all around us that are flourishing. If you have ever looked through polarized sunglass lenses, everything just seems brighter and more inviting. That is the way our world seems to look now as we look at the beginning of a resurrection of our lives. With Covid vaccinations, a return to school next week and beginning to worship in person again, our lives seem to be coming alive again or resurrecting.
This was excitedly witnessed as we began to see happy, smiling faces coming back to church on Easter Sunday for our first ever Easter Trail. Little girls and boys dressed in their Easter best outfits coming to visit us at every stop on the trail. Parents were giddy to see their kids filled with excitement and many said to me they were so happy just to see people and that they had missed church. Our hearts were filled with joy as the kids collected their Sunday School packets filled with goodies and picked out a special egg with a ticket to vote on a charitable contribution to the Episcopal Relief Fund. Beautiful flowers were brought in little hands to adorn our flower cross and get a family picture that I am sure many families will cherish as a reminder of the weekend of Christ’s resurrection and our own.
As I read in my devotions this morning, 1 John 1:7 states, “but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” Let us all walk in the light of Christ’s resurrection, the glory of Springtime in the air and the dawning of our lives as we begin to progress back to a sense of normalcy. Many thankful prayers for this resurrection and the anticipation of seeing even more of you in person very soon. God’s peace and blessings to you all!