Pastor Joy’s Message
“But he said to them, ‘Don’t be alarmed! You are looking for
Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised.
He isn’t here. Look, here’s the place where they laid him.’”
(Mark 16:6, CEB)
Easter is a fun and festive time we often associate
with chocolate bunnies and plastic eggs filled with candy.
However, it is important that we not skip over Good Friday in
our hurry to Easter morning. There can be no Easter without
Good Friday. Good Friday is the day we remember and
consider our part in Jesus’ suffering, crucifixion, and death.
Each of us, as members of humanity, rejected Jesus’ ministry
of healing and love, and we each had a part in hanging Jesus
on a cross to suffer and die. Jesus’ suffering and death are
the height of human sin. Then on that first Easter morning,
God, out of God’s love and grace, vindicated Jesus’ death
through his resurrection. God broke the power of death when
God resurrected Jesus. As we enter into Holy Week, I
encourage you to consider the meaning Jesus’ suffering,
death, and resurrection has for you.
Yours in Christ –
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
26117 FM 2090 East
Splendora, Texas 77372
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