Spring is in the air here in Virginia, and for the first time in months everything seems alive again! People are out walking their dogs, children are riding bikes and playing on the playground, neighbors are planting flowers and tulips and daffodils are sprouting. It is cherry blossom week here in Washington DC and visitors abound (as does the traffic!) Time for celebrating new life!
As we pause this weekend to remember the life and death of Jesus Christ, Tim and Curtis and I attended the performance of the passion of Christ at a large church last night. I was struck by the message that God wants our hearts, our minds, our souls, our love, not our sacrifice. He paid it all (the sacrifice) at the cross for our sins and this is the glory of Easter! So I hope that this weekend you might reflect on the message of Easter, the new life and hope his resurrection brings for each of us.
Tim’s brother and family will be visiting us this week and Kelli will be performing in her high school’s theater production of Annie. It’s going to be a whirlwind of days, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Happy Easter to you and your families!