Christ is Risen! Happy 9th Day of Easter! Yes, just like there are 12 days of Christmas and 40 days of Lent, there are 50 days of Easter! Seems fitting that this season would have the most days, since celebrating the Resurrection just can’t be done on one Sunday. In fact, we worship on Sunday all year long because of the Resurrection which happened on a Sunday. But during these 50 days of Easter, we especially get to reflect on Resurrection stories in particular, the days when the Risen Jesus appeared to his disciples and others before his Ascension.
But this isn’t just a time of remembering those days way back then. This is a season of seeing how that same Risen One continues to make himself known to us yet today. Sometimes it’s in ordinary everyday things like bread and wine. Sometimes in surprising, extraordinary ways, through encounters with people you might not expect who give us a glimpse of God’s grace. Are you watching? Are you listening? One of the ways to help be in tune and receptive to those times and places is by being together in worship, hearing the Word, and gathering at His table. In that setting our eyes, ears and hearts can be opened to see Him and live as Easter people the other 6 days of the week. See you in church. Pastor Jack Diehl + www.oursaviorelca.com