As I write this, it is the Wednesday of Holy Week. To be honest, it is hard to think past this week to prepare for a new month but here is my attempt. April 1st, April Fool's Day, happens to be the day after Easter this year.
What in the world- the day AFTER we celebrate our Risen Lord, we have this day on the calendar where practical jokes are at a premium. If April Fool’s Day had been a thing in Jesus' time, I am sure Mary and the disciples that Easter morning at Jesus' tomb would have said you are joking right?!?!?! The empty tomb of Jesus is no joking matter, in fact it has changed the course of our history. As followers of Jesus, we are Easter people, living out resurrection each and every day of our lives here on earth. Living this side of the empty tomb reminds us that Jesus is with us!
The Holy Spirit of our creator and sustainer is in us, empowering us to tell the world about the HOPE that the empty tomb of Jesus offers us. My prayer for us is that we celebrate Easter April 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ in the world!
      Love in Christ,
    Pastor Julie