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Lifting up

"Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name." Then a voice came from heaven: "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again." The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him." Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not mine. Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."

—John 12:27-32

He is risen!

Excited for worship this morning, celebrating the joy of His resurrection and the hope it brings to our broken world. Praying that God would call many to Himself today as Jesus is lifted up.

Today we're also starting to serve Victrola coffee at our coffee break between worship services. This is a good, good thing.

My day will be full of good things. Headed to the Drurys in the afternoon for Stephanie's Southern Cooking Goodness, and Beth is hosting the First Annual Egg Tapping Extravaganza at her place tonight. The latter tradition is new to me, so I am, of course, doing my homework.


He is risen indeed. :)

Happy Resurrection Day!
He is risen! This has been one of the most meaningful Resurrection Day celebrations for me. Dave & I visited a new Church, and the sermon was about how Jesus rewrote the story. His followers thought they knew the ending; Jesus had died, they buried him, they would annoint Him with spices according to tradition, and their lives would go on. Not so, because the angel said, "He is not here. He is risen!"

Jesus rewrote his own story, and He has also rewritten mine. When I die, my story does not end with, "They laid her in the grave." Rather, it says, "They laid her in the grave for a while." I, too, will be resurrected with Christ!

Happy Resurrection Day!
So, what's egg tapping?
Many countries continue the age-old ritual of egg-tapping or egg-shackling. For example, Greeks form a circle and tap scarlet eggs, one against the other. The one finishing with an unbroken egg may claim all the other eggs. (The trick is protecting as much of the egg as possible with your fingers.)

(from http://www.georgiaeggs.org/pages/games.html)