A blessed morning wish to you all!
Last evening, Cameron and I were shooting baskets in the driveway. He’s become a pretty good player! Anyway, he found his “spot” on the court that he was really able to drain it. Then he got so comfortable with his “spot” that he started to try shooting with his eyes closed. He didn’t do so well, obviously. And I said to him, “You just have to keep your eyes open to see the hoop!”
What an interesting thought for this Passion Week. Even though most of us have seen many, many Good Friday’s and Easters, each year is a brand new celebration to praise God for His unending love and grace for the world through His Son Jesus’ death and resurrection. It’s easy to go through life and this week in particular with our eyes closed to it all. It’s not to say that we don’t acknowledge these days, but it can get rather rote and somewhat meaningless for us. The way to overcome this? Keep your eyes open! Keep them open to the power over sin that Good Friday brought – every one of our sins were forever taken away through His sacrifice in our places. Keep them open to the power over death that Easter brought – by faith in these most holy acts by God we have eternal life! How can we ever go through life with our eyes closed ever again?
The apostle Paul wrote this for us: "I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead." He's saying "God, even though I can't keep my eyes open to Your love, send Your Spirit to wash over me that I can continually know You better as I constantly try to wrap my brain and heart around all that You've done for me!"
So you can remember as you plan the rest of your week, Good Friday worship will be at 7:00 pm. Easter celebration is at 10:00 (normal worship time). It’s all going to be so cool!
We are still looking for volunteers to help with the Adopt-a-Highway eventthis Saturday at 8:00 am. With enough folks helping, we should wrap it up at noon and have some pizza. Come on out! It’s beautiful outside and it helps to improve our area, and people will continue to see Fishers as the church who is doing this work.
I’d like to also get together Saturday evening at 7:00 pm for a short Easter vigil. We’ll simply pray that our Easter worship will be blessed and that the seats would be fill with Spirit-driven folks who want and NEED to hear the Easter message of God’s incredible love for them. Powerful enough to give His only Son unto death, yet also powerful enough to raise Him from His death.
My Good Friday and Easter morning love to you all,
FISHERS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Pastor Joseph Doenges
WORSHIP SUNDAY 10:00 AM
301 N. 6th Street
St. Clair, MI 48079
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization