Given For You

Saturday, March 26th, 2005
This weekend, hundreds of millions of people around the world will celebrate Easter: the crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Why on earth would anyone "celebrate" these four events - isn't that morbid, even a little politically incorrect? Why not just celebrate the fact that someone, who was once dead, is now alive? Isn't that good enough? I believe that to do so would be to miss the whole point of Passion Week.

Beyond the simple historical facts surrounding the life of Jesus is a story of even greater significance. It is the story of a relationship between God and us  - you and me. In our busy world, it is too easy to become distracted with current events, activities, news, and yes, even blogs, and miss out on this most important relationship.

- Given For You

For the past three nights this week, our church presented a special Passion Week service, entitled, "Given For You." The details found on the pages of Scripture were presented with drama, music and vocals by our church drama team, orchestra and choir. This was the first time I have attended this type of presentation without singing in the choir. I sat in the balcony with my family. It was a powerful and moving experience.

The the story of Easter is love story about a relationship, a most valuable one, a personal one. It is also a story of extreme sacrifice. If you are unfamiliar with the details, now would be an excellent time to learn more.

For those of you who already understand the significance of Easter, we have much to celebrate.

Much indeed.

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