Pastor's Pen - Easter Means Hope
Believe it or not, Easter is upon us on April 16th, just a little less than two weeks away. It is a wonderful time to invite family and friends to church. If they do not attend regularly somewhere, why not give it a shot and invite them? What would it hurt?
What is Easter? It can be boiled down in a few words: “It is Hope.” By faith we trust the Lord rose again. What a difference hope can make in our lives. Here is a great example of hope.
There is a story about a man who built a vessel that was to sail him in a large loop through the whole Atlantic Ocean. He hit bad weather and his vessel went down. He existed on a raft for almost eighty days. The thing that kept the man alive was HOPE. His lowest days were the days when he could see no hope and he could not see the possibility of being rescued or making it to the islands or coming into the shipping lanes and being found by one of those vast vessels on its way on the trade routes. His HOPE kept him alive. Someone has said, “We can live forty days without food, eight days without water, four minutes without air, but only a few seconds without hope.”
Give your friends and family hope and invite them to church on Easter so that they can hear the Resurrection story, that they may have HOPE.