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"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith...and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God." 
(Ephesians 3:17-19 KJV)




The month of April is traditionally a month that is filled with the budding of the trees and the blooming of the flowers.  Of course, this also traditionally follows a month that has wide variations in its weather pattern, much of which is very hostile to the budding of the trees.  This year has been no exception.  When there are Easter egg hunts being conducted in snow a foot or more deep, with more on the way, in some parts of the country, it makes April sunshine even more precious.  That, however, is not the entire story, is it?

This year, April contains almost the entire season of Eastertide and falls only ten days short of the Feast of the Ascension.  To that extent, this particular April, beginning with Easter itself, is the very embodiment of the renewal of the Creation wrought by Our Lord on The Cross.  It offers us an opportunity to focus for four weeks on the Resurrection and just what it means for us today.  

After all, only a few days before April, we climbed Calvary with Jesus and then followed His body to The Tomb.  In so doing, we gradually shed our sins not knowing what would come next.  Easter morning was "next". It is only with the Resurrection that we understand what it means to be "washed in the Blood of the Lamb."  We were scarlet, but now are white as the snow that remains on the ground, and that makes us ready for the promise of renewal that is April.  Indeed, this year we have Easter with Our Lord every day, don't we?

He is not here!  He is risen!  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


 


Peace and Blessings from your Servant in the Faith
 John
                                                                     




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