New Life

EV - Tim EatonBy Pastor Tim Eaton

Easter has become synonymous with spring.  It’s a time of new life.  Just look at every hill and mountain you can see from our city.  An abundance of rain this winter has brought new green growth everywhere.  It seems miraculous that these once brown-with-death hills are covered in the lushness of life.  It reminds us where Easter and spring got connected.  In the spring new plants sprout to life, and animals awake from their slumber, but on Easter Jesus literally came back to life.

Perhaps you have experienced a time of winter in your own life.  It may not have been marked with cloudy skies, or wet and cold days.  Perhaps it simply seemed a dark cloud was following you.  Maybe you wished you could hibernate like a bear and wait for troubles to pass.  If that sounds familiar, the wonderful news is that Easter ISN’T a season.  It’s a PROMISE!  A promise of new and everlasting life.

The apostle Paul summed it up like this: “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).”  Wow!  Life where there had only been death before.  Now that’s something to celebrate!

This promise of new life is simply signified by the tradition of an egg hunt (little signs of life!).  Join us for a free Egg Hunt Saturday, April 1st, at 10am.  It all takes place at American Heroes Park.

Edgewater Lutheran Church meets Sundays at 10am at Harada Elementary, 12884 Oakdale Street., Eastvale, CA  92880.