Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy Easter!

The tomb is empty!  He is risen!  Easter is one of the most important holidays of remembrance for us Christians.  I hope your day was blessed that day remembering what our Lord did in our place on the cross being crucified (Good Friday - the beautiful scandalous night), dying, and then raising from the grave Easter Sunday!

 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. "He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. "Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you." And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me." -Matthew 28:1-10 

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -1 John 1:9

This post is a few days after the fact...belated.  But, I'm posting something nevertheless!

I wasn't able to get many pictures Easter Day for the services here in Kandahar that we did other than this one from out in the crowd at the Easter sunrise service.  There was some media at the different services, so I hope to get some more pictures and possibly video.  At the sunrise service I lead a group of us from the chapel Next contemporary Protestant service worship band in a song that morning, one of my favorites, 'How Deep The Father's Love'.  We did it in D so one of my friends could play her penny whistle to it.  It sounded beautiful!  This song is also important to Barby and I because it was performed at our wedding when we took communion together.  This picture is after we did the song and one of the chaplains was giving a message.  This was out on the big stage at the boardwalk.  It was a really nice morning Sunday.

Here is an interesting picture from earlier last week.  On my way out of the office at the end of a work day it was really hazy outside.  It was so hazy that the sun was really blocked out and you could look at the sun without hurting your eyes.  It was really interesting and I thought was a good opportunity for a picture.

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