Dear church,

Many of the conditions in which we live and work have changed in the past month. Those changes might have us feeling disconnected, vulnerable, and lost from normal life, including from seasonal celebrations like Easter. Yet, amidst it all, the good news for us is that the story of Holy Week is the story of God coming to us in precisely the conditions of our lostness, frailty, and sin. Christianity is not that we find our way to Christ and his condition; it’s that Christ found his way to us and our condition. Our current trials make the Easter song even more poignant: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” (1 Corinthians 15)

I’m looking forward to journeying through the Holy Week story with you this week.

In the Hope of Christ,
Pastor Jeff