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Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

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Happy Easter!

I hope that this short message finds you well and that you have great joy in our resurrected Lord, Jesus!

Easter is the single-most important day in the history of the world. That's right: in the world! The fact that a real man, yet fully God, died and rose again, changes everything. For those who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord, the certain hope of life after death is guaranteed. This is most comforting news because people in our day live in fear, confusion, and a longing to be secure. Easter conquers all of these realities. Death will no longer have a permanent effect on us. Christ is risen and has given us this promise in our Baptism! When life become perplexing, we now have the ending of the story: eternal life! And all people have the heart's desire of being secure. Have you noticed that? People will pursue just about anything (money, a career, adventure, etc.) for the sake of being secure. But Easter guarantees that we have a home, a place of dwelling and safety with God forever. Jesus has gone to the pits of hell to proclaim victory over Satan and has ascended into heaven to go where we will be one day: with Him.

But the message of Easter doesn't just sit inside of us. God has given us His Holy Spirit to proclaim this message from the roof tops. As soon as the women go to the tomb, the angel urges them to go share the message with the rest of the disciples. We too, do the same thing. The world desperately needs this message. Easter has changed the trajectory of a fallen world and God promises to make all things new one day. So, for those who still disbelieve and live without hope, we are charged to bring this message to all to remind them that God has done marvelous things! I pray that this Easter season the Holy Spirit would enliven you to be bold and give witness to our crucified and resurrected Lord!

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Blessings,

Pastor Noah Kegley