A Day God Made… For Us

A Day God Made... For Us

Psalm 118:24 — This is the Day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Do you remember those long nights as a child… trying to sleep… waiting excitedly… knowing that when the sun comes up it is going to be an awesome day?

There were those nights before my birthday, before Christmas or Easter. I didn’t exactly know what to expect, but I knew my father and mother had something wonderful planned. In the morning I would get up usually too early because I was too excited. I just wanted the new day to start.

A new day dawns for us. We have just finished a series on the deadly sins of our hearts. Maybe somewhere in this series you thought to yourself how you just want to leave that behind and have a fresh start. Here it is, friends! Maybe the struggles of life have been especially heavy lately, and you need some reason to hope for a better future. Here it is, friends!

I am ready for Easter. First, we will walk through the darkness of Good Friday. We will meet at 7pm to listen to the Biblical record of our Savior’s passion. Its a dark history, but oh so loving. Jesus suffered in this way on our behalf to release us from sin’s penalty. Good Friday is about just how much God loves us.

But then comes Easter! I am ready to go to the empty tomb once more and be reminded that Jesus is no longer there. I am ready to be reminded that our redeemer lives triumphantly. I am ready to hear God’s Words tell us how Easter is the dawning of a new, eternal day for us. I am ready to tell you about what that means.

I hope as many of you as possible will join us at Abiding Love for our Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. You will find details in the column to the right.

Peace in Jesus,
Pastor John Gensmer

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