Easter celebrations at Pill Corps were very inspiring, with a sense of awe at what Jesus has done for us all resting over our worship together, particularly on Good Friday. Hopefully some pictures tomorrow.
Our Easter celebrations seemed to me to infuse our fellowship with a new breath of life at a time when for some it has seemed a long winter of routine with not many breaks. We have also had a number of people suffer from ill health and some bereavements to cope with. Easter put back our perspective and gives us the impetus for the days ahead.
We began our early morning Sunrise service with the words, "We are an Easter people and hallelujah is our name!" As I blogged after our holiness week-end it is easy to tick another week-end off. We did holiness and now we have done Easter. However we are an Easter people, able to rely on Jesus risen presence in the most mundane of tasks or the most difficult circumstance.
We celebrated Easter, now we need to as Brengle put it to be a people of "Resurrection, life and power!"
If only we can harness the openness, the enthusiasm and the comradeship felt at Easter and translate it into holy living and passionate committed mission we could have revival!
"There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance."
I just heard last night that there has been another convert at the prison where I used to work. This time its not a prisoner but an influential prison officer whom my prison fellowship friends have been praying for ever since he arrived. If the joy in heaven is anything like mine, then they are having a great party up there. This is soooooooooooooo good I can't stop smiling.
The most exciting thing in the world is to be a child of God. I discovered this when I was a very young child and continue to enjoy the great adventure of knowing Jesus Christ. Right now, together with my husband Alan I am serving him as a Salvation Army officer at Exeter Temple Corps UK. I am passionate about prayer, for reaching out into new areas of mission, holiness and helping people to be free in Christ. Alan and I have been married for 33 years and we have two daughters, Katie who is married to Chris and Hayley who is married to Ben.