From the desk of Pastor Jan . . . LEAP OF JOY

I’m still fascinated with the first blossoms of crocus and daffodils at the back of the parsonage last week. The bright yellow color radiates a sense of excitement, newness and joy. Their flowers give zest near the end of the winter gloom. A sign of the coming Spring, where the natural world seems to be alive again. This reminds me of what our Lord Jesus Christ said, “I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10b)   Our Lord Jesus promised a blissful life, here on earth as it is in heaven. This promise was fulfilled when he has risen from the dead. And those who will believe in him will have life in all its fullness. A life full of zest and joy.  <!–split–>

The verses from the hymn Lord of the Dance resonates this joy of Resurrection:

“I dance on a Friday when the sky turned black 

It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back

They buried my body and they thought I’d gone

But I am the Dance, and I still go on

They cut me down and I leapt up high

I am the life that’ll never never die

I live in you if you’ll live in me

I am the Lord of the Dance, said he

Dance, then, wherever you may go

I am the lord of the dance, said he,

And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be

And I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said he.”

This is an ongoing invitation for all, to dance with our Lord Jesus Christ. Follow his dance steps, and he will lead us to everlasting joy. Let us welcome Spring and celebrate Resurrection Sunday with the Lord of the Dance!