Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
The question to start my day…should I snow blow or not??? The plow hasn’t come by…yet…don’t have anywhere to go…can’t go anywhere…it’ll warm up in a few days…we hope. OK – no snow blowing today. Was a fun walk to the church with snow blowing in my eyes, unable to see very well. Didn’t know if I was going to step into a pothole in the road full of slush or suddenly come upon 6+ inches of snow to walk through. Springtime in the Keweenaw!
It was a different Resurrection celebration this year…different than any other in the past. And yet…the truth of the resurrection still remains. Jesus died, was buried and rose again as He said He would. He paid the penalty for sin and made eternal life available to all who will trust in Him. Nothing can change that celebration…for all eternity! Was good to sing the familiar songs…Christ Arose, Christ the Lord is Risen Today. Also sang a new song that we learned last year, Resurrection Hymn. Was nice to have the addition of the organ and even a trumpet.
It is an interesting time in our lives…sitting in our houses…waiting for the stay at home order to be lifted…wondering how things are going to change when it is. Got to watch a video of my Aunt and Uncle (and cousins) playing Christ the Lord is Risen Today on their trumpets from the front porch of their house in South Dakota. So good to know that the Lord is the same yesterday, and today and forever. We don’t know what the future holds, but we do know who has the future in His hand.
Sunday’s message focused on three words – Death, Life and Grace. Because of the sin of Adam and Eve we are all born in sin and deserve death; we are hopeless and helpless. But God sent His son Jesus, who is life itself, to die in our place, so that all who will repent and trust in Him might have eternal life. God did this not because of anything we have done but because of His great mercy and grace. By grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast. May we all rejoice in the resurrection!
Pastor Kevin Hausman