On this holiest of day that we look forward to every year, we also are mindful that it is our second Easter during global pandemic. It is our second Easter where we are gathering in virtual space only for worship with COA. We have all suffered loss in the last year. It may not feel much like a “normal” Easter. The hope and joy of Easter may feel far away and may not even feel “REAL”. That has been our theme throughout Lent: trying to get a sense of who Jesus is “IRL” (in REAL life), and connect lessons we learn from Him to these lives that are increasingly digital and UN-real. How is Jesus made real in our lives just as they are, even with all that we have gone through of late? Where is the good news even in the midst of all the bad news? I promise you friends, it is there….
Christ is risen…. (He is risen indeed!)