Saturday, April 3, 2010

Resurrection Day!

11:57 PM
Happy Easter to all! What a beautiful day it is to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior! Through Him all salvation and eternal life is granted. I absolutely love this holiday. I could think of no better reason to celebrate! It's the day when we became free from sin to enter into relationship with God, forever. I don't think it's any coincidence that I was reading The Shack this weekend either. It's a book that I've been off for some time now, but finally picked it up Friday night, and finished it Saturday, because it moved me so. I'll have my full review of the book later this month, but it definitely left an impression on my soul on how I view my relationship with God. Last night, my Watermark Church community celebrated with a Passover Seder. We experienced together the ritual of the Last Supper and the significance it held to Jesus' death & resurrection. This morning, we rejoiced in remembrance of His ultimate sacrifice. Our incredible pastor, Tommy Phillips, shared not only a powerful sermon, but also a beautifully poetic song expressing the emotion of this holiday. Listen to some of his incredible music here! As with each Sunday, we closed the service with communion, and His sacrifice felt all the more real. I will be spending the rest of Easter Sunday with my wonderful family, complete with yummy food and good fellowship. Enjoy this clip from Rob Bell to get into the Easter spirit!

Resurrection: Rob Bell from The Work of Rob Bell on Vimeo.

"Death is swallowed up in victory."
"O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?"
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
I Corinthians 15:54-58

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Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!