The Christian Church finds itself in the 4th week of the Easter Season in the Year of Our Lord, 2018. The weather feels more like Spring with every passing day. And for that, I am grateful. Being in such a pleasant mood is good for one's spirit. Feeling a fresh breeze wafting through open windows and imagining picnics at the park and baseball under the stars, could life be any better? Turning the page from the cold and blue days of winter to a time of year which provides naturally ordained visuals that reflect the risen character of nature gives hope to a world in need of resurrection. Yellow flowers bloom outside the front door at the parsonage. Ducks are finding the water at Camelot Lakes suitable for swimming. (Though it's far too cold for our granddaughter Audrey Isabelle to take her first dip of lake swimming.) With so much about which to be buoyed in this fourth week of Easter, if I were to find a pithy phrase for a refrigerator magnet that I might be reminded over and over and over again about the blessedness of life, it would read: DEATH TO BOREDOM!
Live and rejoice and bar-b-que and swim and eat peanuts and crackerjack and celebrate life's great adventure. And not just for this particular fourth week, but every week God gives you.
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