Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The JOY of Easter Sunday

I have been active in ministry for 12+ years ... and, as you may know, ordained for the last 10 months.  I have been a part of many Easter Sunday breakfasts and worship services. 

AND, I have never humbly enjoyed any prior Easter Sunday like I humbly enjoyed Easter Sunday, 2013. 

What a complete blessing to lead God's people in the celebration of the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus the Christ! 

This is a joy that made my heart dance. 
This is a joy that inspired several "happy dances."
This is a joy that is pure gift and light.
This is a joy that will forever be a part of this child of God.

And I thank God for being so persistent with my call to ordained ministry.

I thank Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church for calling me into such ministry.

I thank my family and friends who encouraged me, cried with me, prayed with me, stood along side me, screamed with me, loved me, and celebrated with me. 

It is for such a time as this ~ the truth that resurrection is real ~ that I find myself reflective, prayerful, blessed, and humbled.

God is so very good!

With you, for Christ,

Pastor Brenda L. Froisland