Ranger Bill,Stumpy, Henry, Gray Wolf, and I wish you a blessed and joyous Easter this 2009!!!
I was blessed to attend an outdoor Ester Sunrise worship service this morning as the sun rose on a glorious cloudless new day. We worshiped on the top of a wooded hill at the back of the church, horses grazing nearby. The trees glistened with the frost left over from the night. By the way it also was a very brisk 30 degrees. Our pastor read and preached to us from the 28th chapter of Matthew, the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The pastor noted that Matthew shows just how nature were part of the celebration of the resurrection - the sun shone, the earth quaked, the angels looked like lightening, the angels clothes as white as snow. This is so in contrast to Jesus on the cross where nature mourned - the sun was darkened, the earth quaked, rocks split, the temple curtain was torn. If God would allow the elements of nature to declare, no, to shout the events of Jesus' death and resurrection shouldn't we? Please join with Bill, the rangers and I in joyfully shouting God's victory for us in Christ!
Have a blessed day in Christ!