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Pastor Mike Loudermilk

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Spring is seen as a time of new beginnings the trees and flowers are blooming, and the grass is starting to green.  I will get in trouble for saying this, but I would rather shovel snow as mow grass.  You do not have to shovel snow every week, but you will be mowing grass at least once a week and possibly twice. This coming Sunday the church will observe Psalm or Passion Sunday. Holy week can be seen as both triumph and tragedy. In John 12:13 it says “So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out. ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!’(ESV).”  In Philippians 2:8 it says, “And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross (ESV).”  Holy week and any other week can be both triumph and tragedy for all of us.

Some of the same people who shouted praise to Christ would be some of the ones who would later yell crucify.  However, Christ endured the cross so those who trust and believe in him can have everlasting life. As go through life there will be moments of triumph and tragedy.  Triumph is easy because everything in life is good.  Tragedy can make us feel lost, abandoned, hurt, broken, angry, and many other emotions.  Jesus felt all those emotions in his final week.  Even crying out from the cross “My God, my God why have you forsaken me (Mark 15:34).”  Yet, Jesus remained obedient to death.  All because he loved all of humanity so much.  So, we need to remember Christ in those difficult times.  Because as difficult as life can be Jesus promised too always be with us. Hopefully, we can develop a passion for Christ like he had for us.  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV).”

Have a Blessed Easter.

Pastor, Mike