Easter Sunday – April 20

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4:20 frostedThe Joy of Easter is Within You!

Focus Scripture: Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
John 20:18

by Madeline Wallace

From moments of frustration to fulfillment
From sleepless nights filled with
Thoughts of the days’ concerns
To hours of intentionally choosing
To share our life with others
The sacrifice of Easter compels us to go on!

From times of loneliness and alienation
To feelings of guilt and rejection
To a sense of freedom and complete acceptance
The hope of Easter lures us on.

From periods of un-productivity and apathy
To minute spurts of creativity and involvement
From seemingly tired and non re-chargeable lives
To unlimited possibilities for growth and change
The joy of Easter is within us!

Lenten Practice: Write down three times you have felt bad recently, then next to each time, write how the promise of Easter can transform those feelings.

Lenten Prayer: Dear God, on this joyful day, let me live into the hope of this holiest of holy days, this glorious Easter Sunday. Amen.