The Newsletter of Jones Chapel UMC April 1, 2022
We have had 2 full weeks of spring, so spring has sprung! Spring brings new beginnings. Take time to smell the roses and enjoy what God has done and is doing in your life. He loves you beyond measure!
April 17 HAPPY EASTER
Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. Deut. 32:2
“No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.” – Sheryl Crow
So they departed and went throughthe towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. ~ Luke 9:6 NKJV
Pastor Brad’s Scribbles:
Christ Jesus is alive, and because he lives, we can live also. Hallelujah!! He lives! This is the greatest day in the Christian year. EASTER, the Day of Resurrection! He is risen! He is risen indeed! Read the Mark 16:1-6 account of the resurrection.
If you look at a map of the Pacific, you’ll discover a small speck called Easter Island. It was named on Easter day in 1722 by a Dutch navigator. Because of its name, many people pay a short visit to Easter Island on Easter day. It is something of a novel experience for the people who visit Easter Island for one day. After the tour is finished, these people climb back aboard their boat and return to the mainland. Their visit to Easter is over.
Easter is not an island or a day to be visited. It is a daily experience of living with the Risen Lord! Easter is not an island but where we live every day. Easter is the heart of our Christian faith.
Easter enabled David Livingston to say, “I go through the jungles of Africa, and Jesus is by my side!” Samuel Rutherford said from his prison cell, “Jesus came into my cell last night; I was not alone.”
Easter is at the heart of our faith. The Apostle Paul felt that if there were no resurrection, there would be no basis for our faith. Remember Easter Sunday and our Sunrise service at the cemetery at 7:00 a.m. Our Easter Sunday morning celebration will be at 11 a.m.
Easter is not something we just talk about, but it is something we experience in our own lives! Don’t just visit Easter but celebrate it!! He is risen!! He is risen indeed!!
Hope to see you soon,