St. Paul's Evangelical
Free Lutheran Church
21513 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Evangelical - Confessional - Faithful
The Pastor's Thoughts
"Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in His Resurrection. Let him say, not merely, Christ is risen, but I shall rise."
He is risen! He is risen indeed! So goes the centuries old call and response marking the greatest event in history. This year we will again celebrate the salvation of believers through the mighty miracle of Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Every year at this time I wonder what is going through the minds of believers as we journey through Lent and finally come to this most joyous celebration. Are you excited as we go forward? Are you anticipating it with all the enthusiasm the world gathers to anticipate things like the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards and the new model year of Detroit?
But frankly, whatever the enemies of Christ say, it doesn't matter a hill of beans. Let's be perfectly clear. After suffering death as a substitute for us, Christ rose on the third day and He sits today at the right hand of the Father. All of believe on His Name and in His redeeming work are saved from sin, death and the devil. There is no death for those who will gather Easter morning to proclaim once again His eternal power and love.
So let the world rant. Let the world rave. Let the world lie and try with all its might to bring down the faithful. I don't care.
Christ has risen from the dead and there is nothing that can or will change that. And because He rose so will we rise too—to eternal life with Him.
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