Tomorrow morning, our family will celebrate Easter by waking up early for a 7:00am Easter Sunrise Service out at Newport Beach in East Moriches. We’ll gather together with our church family and though it may be a bit cold, I know for sure it will be beautiful. Afterwards, we’ll drive back to Eastport Bible Church for a delicious breakfast and afterwards at 9:30am we will join together once more for our Easter worship service. Later, during the sermon, I’ll have the privilege of leading Kids Church, where I will share the greatest story of Jesus and his resurrection with the amazing K-6th graders that will be there.
I have to be honest. I’m excited. Because today, my heart was heavy. I spent time today grieving for our friends who are hurting. My anxiety was inching it’s way into my heart and at times the brokenness and pain of the world seemed to overwhelm. And there was this part of me that felt I could probably somewhat relate a tiny bit with how Jesus’ disciples felt that next day, after watching their best friend and Savior be crucified. Devastated. Alone. Hopeless. Disheartened.
But then I realized that I know something that they didn’t know. I know that Sunday is coming. And with Easter Sunday promises would be fulfilled and broken hearts healed. Jesus would return and bring purpose back where dreams has been devastated. And this is exactly what I needed today to look forward to in anticipation for tomorrow.
On that note, if you’re local and in need of some hope and healing and purpose, come and join us as we celebrate these things and Jesus’ resurrection tomorrow for Easter Sunday. All three things I mentioned are open to everyone and we would love to have you join us. I know that I will be there with my family and after a hard and difficult day, I know that it’s exactly what I need and can’t wait to experience.