The Easter season is one of joy because Jesus appears to us again and again to remind us that he is always present. It is unbelievable to us because we are a culture that needs evidence. I wonder what evidence you have of Jesus’ presence?
Could it be Jesus in the person you meet at the grocery store checkout counter? Could it be in a smile or kind word? Could it be in our weekly worship when we gather as community at Church on the Hill? Could it be Jesus in the person you disagree with?
I saw the evidence in worship on April 22 when the youth group and choir led the congregation in a call and response, praising Jesus as the prince of peace. There was such joy in the whole congregation!
Let yourself be a witness to Jesus’ presence this month. Let yourself marvel in the blooming flowers, greening trees, singing birds, and laughing children. Let yourself recognize Jesus even in the disappointments and sorrows. Take time for yourself. Rest. Breathe. Notice what’s around you and within you. Do you need more evidence? Pay attention.
Spring is a wonderful time to recognize God when the earth is full of joy and praise. Jesus came to us in love. Jesus walks with us in love. We will celebrate that love all the way through May to the time of Pentecost at the end of the month. Come to church and marvel!