Sunday, April 9. 2023


Easter Sunday is the most important day of the year. Christmas is the day Jesus entered the world in human form to begin His mission. Good Friday is the day He accomplished all the Father asked of Him with the words “it is finished”. 

Jesus broke the bonds of death on humanity by rising from the dead. However, He did not do so with a great spectacle. Jesus was silent when He stood in front of those that persecuted Him and eventually sentenced Him to death. In like manner, He rose from the dead without fanfare or spectacle. He only appeared to a few. Everyone else came to believe from the signs Jesus left like the headscarf left folded up in the corner.

In the Gospel of John It says they came to believe even though they did not yet understand the scripture. 

So, Easter Sunday is about Faith. Our faith in the Risen Christ even though we have not personally seen. We have read the Scriptures and Believe; …in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;…

We believe in the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Christ accomplished all these things for us and for our salvation. 

Mary, the Mother of Jesus has appeared many times on behalf of her Son to encourage faith, reconciliation, and prayer. Her latest message is simply, “May this time be a time of prayer for you.”

Elaine Bartholomew

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