Written by Gwyn Beer
Co-president, Canada West Mission Centre
Easter is coming soon! As we all follow the path of the disciple and move closer to completing our Lenten Journey, I pray that you are feeling the power of the Spirit!
Palm Sunday will be the beginning of the Holy Week of Easter. I remember the times that we prepared for Easter and the commercial as well as the spiritual parts of the journey.
My family would prepare for Easter with dad reading scripture about Jesus coming into Jerusalem on a donkey with people cheering his arrival and laying palm branches down for him. I had a good imagination and could see in my minds’ eye the donkey and the adoration of the followers.
We also participated in the commercial part of Easter. We boiled eggs and had fun dying the eggs, using wax crayons to write on the eggs. We also got new clothes for Easter. I really don’t remember wearing an Easter bonnet though. Chocolate was also part of Easter and enjoyed by all.
Don’t let the commercial part of Easter overshadow your Spirit! Celebrate the Joy of Jesus entering Jerusalem followed by the trial and subsequent crucifixion of Jesus.
Share your sorrow for what happened to Jesus that the disciples and followers of Jesus including his mother witnessed.
Easter morning, the rock is rolled away from the tomb where Jesus body had been laid. The tomb was empty. Excitement, disbelief, joy and the mystery of eternal life in Jesus Christ!
Continue your Lenten Journey toward Easter morning.
This week Lethbridge congregation have sold their building. This will allow the congregation to find their new path and mission. What an exciting time for them! As they move forward on their journey, please be aware that the Lethbridge congregation has the opportunity to fulfill new dreams. Offer a prayer for this congregation that going forward will be an easy and enlightening path.
Yours in Christ,
Gwyn, Kat, and Shannon
community of christ
355 Elmira Road North, Unit 129
Guelph, ON N1K 1S5 Canada
Canada West Mission: 877-411-2632
Canada East Mission: 888-411-7537