“It has been my joy to have many friends who have begun their journey of faith at an Easter weekend church service. Right now, local churches all over the world are in the process of preparing great music, Spring cleaning to make sure the house is in order to receive guests, laboring over word choices in sermons, printed materials and songs with the hopes that people everywhere would know that there is a God who loves them and has a plan and a purpose for their life.
This week holds long evenings and early mornings, budgets and nerves will be stretched to the limit, fingers and voices grow weary from rehearsing to get it just right. But we do it because it matters.
This symphony of ushers, guitar players, lighting technicians, singers and Sunday School teachers playing their individual part to make one beautiful song. Together.
I’m so thankful for you, church person. The one who still believes in the power of the gathering. The one who labors over each cue. The one preparing the best lesson, snacks and crafts for kids. The one practicing that refrain repeatedly. I’m honored to be with you, by your side, and one of you.
This week has power. Let’s claim it. Together.”