On this Easter Sunday, may you be aware that--wherever you are and whatever you are doing--the Risen Lord is with you.
You are never alone!
At darkest night, in the wee hours of a 'sleepless morning', 'alone' in your hospital bed, the Christian is ever-accompanied by a mystery the world can scarcely comprehend: the comforting presence of the Holy Trinity.
Rest assured that brother Christ is with you and right beside you if you but call on him in faith.
Be assured that our Heavenly Father hears your prayers and sends His Holy Spirit to help believers do His Will on earth.
I know this from perilous times I've personally experienced during illness, yes, but I tell you to also be aware of the great presence and mystery of the Trinity during times of joy, as well.
Give fair salutation to your Keepers on your wedding day...and when your children are born.
Give thanks-in-prayer for all the goodness you have in your life.
God, His Son and the Holy Spirit very much participate in your joyous times as they do in your trying times.
So acknowledge them and call upon them at all times and in all ways.
The world is the world and cannot know of the things of Heaven.
And those who belong to the world believe what I say here is sheer nonsense.
The Eastertide message so STRONG and FORTHRIGHT and FIERCE that no earthly authority can ever counter or convict it!
Many will try, but God will not be mocked, even as He wishes for as many as possible to be 'saved'.
So I remind you, dear ones, that you will be rewarded with a way so much better than what we know here in this 'life'.
As believers, we must 'do the best we can with what we have' in Truth and the Way.
Then we can look ahead and backward to 'our future address' and to the place we were before we were born...and know true peace-of-heart.
Happy Easter to you all
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"