Easter everydayYou do it your way, and I do it mine, but together we keep trying to manage death and our fear of it and trying to produce for ourselves everlasting life. Sometimes we even convince ourselves that we succeeded!
But thanks be to God, Jesus then is Jesus now. Crucified and risen, Jesus reveals himself among us and for us as alive and calling us to the living way. Surrender to Christ’s victory. Take courage: more rebirth is to come. Notice what the frame changes. Grieve with hope. Receive the peace of God.
With Jesus Christ, you also are firstfruits and firstborn of the dead, for the sake of the rebirth of the world.
Thanks be to God.
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith
Saint Paul Lutheran Church
715 South Third Street
Clinton, IA 52732
(at the foot of the south bridge)