What is Your Part in the Resurrection?

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As we move through the middle of Easter we have the opportunity to continue to reflect on The Resurrection.  When we celebrate this season every year we are not merely celebrating an event that happened a long time in the past.  We assuredly are celebrating something that started a long time ago with the resurrection of Christ which was the event that changed everything.  What we are celebrating is nothing less than the salvation of the world, a world that has been, is being, and always will be transformed by the incarnation of God who became man, who suffered, died and rose from the dead in order that we may have eternal life with Him in Heaven!  The plan that was set forth by God from the beginning of time is accomplished, done, finished and completed in the saving work of Jesus Christ, that is, the part that God had to do.  For our part the only thing that God asks us to do is to believe and to behave as if we do indeed believe and even in this part of the plan we are aided by God. God has given us His Church, that body of Christ on earth, the Church in which we are spiritually nourished.  The Church in which we take an active participation in the worship of God our Father, Jesus our Brother and the Holy Spirit our Advocate and then go forth from that worship to keep the mission that has been entrusted to us, to bring the message of Christ to a world that is in such desperate need of the truth of Easter!

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Bill

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