Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A New Dawn Breaking

But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. Acts 2:24

It has been years since I watched the film version of “The Chronicles of Narnia” based upon the books by C.S. Lewis. In this first installment, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,’ the great heroic lion Aslan is shorn and slain on a sacrificial stone by the forces of evil. The Pevensie children; Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are distraught when this occurs, and all of their hopes are dashed to pieces. It appears as though the wicked White Queen is going to overcome the whole land of Narnia and keep it in winter forever without Christmas.
It is then that the miraculous happens, when a new dawn breaks and Aslan is brought back to life to defeat the army of the evil witch. Aslan’s heroic and selfless sacrifice, taking the place of the rebellious Edmund overcomes death itself. It’s a remarkable moment of absolute wonder and delight when my own children and now grandchildren see or hear if I’m reading it, this part of the story for the very first time.

In the second chapter of Acts when Peter preaches to the gathered crowd on the streets of Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost, he tells them that Christ, who was crucified by the very same people, had risen from the agony of death by God, and that death itself could not hold on to Christ. Jesus was made alive again through the infinite power of God. It was an amazing moment in the history of all creation and one which has captivated the hearts, minds, and souls of billions of people on earth for almost two thousand years.

We are all confronted by the face of evil and go through times when there appears to be no hope.  However, with our faith in Jesus, we can experience the same power to overcome whatever forces may be facing us. Because of Christ’s resurrection, a new dawn began giving those who love and follow Him a never-ending Kingdom of our Creator God. It is a delightful mystery to ponder and, at the same time, a magnificent gift to gratefully await.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,


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This Friday June 20th 7:05 @ C3

Good food, good guys, learning more about our GREAT GOD! (if you have a weed wacker bring it so after breakfast we can tidy up the perimeter of our building)

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As part of their study, Brown Church Growth Development would like everyone in  our congregation to fill out a short survey that will only take a couple minutes.  You can find the survey here:  Please do so ASAP!

Celebrate Health Wellness Fair Saturday 9am-Noon in the C3 Gym. Many vendors will be on hand. 

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