Sunday, April 24, 2011

roll away your stone, i'll roll away mine

Cristo ha resucitado! Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is risen! Christus ist auferstanden! Christus Surrexit! Cristo è risorto! Le Christ est ressuscité! Hristos a înviat! Христос Воскресе! Kristus vstal z mrtvých! Chrystus zmartwychwstał! Tha Crìosd air èiridh! Քրիստոս յարեաւ ի մեռելոց! Al-Masih-Qam! Ha Masheeha houh kam! ქრისტე აღსდგა! Kristus nousi kuolleista! Krisztus feltámadt!

Happy Easter, everyone!

I've had the most wonderful day. I led worship in a charming Latino church and joyfully celebrated the resurrection with them. They were such a warm family (literally -- most of them were related!) and made me feel so welcome. We sang (in Spanish and English), prayed, read and then ate at a picnic in the park. Oh my, did we eat! My family came too and my nieces were hilarious as usual. At one point in my sermon I said that in the resurrection Christ didn't just conquer death and sin (and was going on to say he conquered fear as well) and my niece Natalie yelled, "No!" It was great. I think she was trying to get a bracelet from my sister, but I'll just call that her first sermon. ;)

Hope you and your families had as blessed an Easter as I have. Christ is risen! Hallelujah!


Lynn said...

He is risen indeed! It all sounds so lovely, Whit.

Whitney said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter, Lynn! Knowing Eastminster, I bet the music was amazing.

jlundewhitler said...

Feliz Pascua, mi amiga. Wish we could've heard you preach. Let's hang soon!

Whitney said...

Muchas gracias, Josh! Hope you two had a joyful Easter. We definitely need to hang out soon. It's been too long! My nieces are visiting this week, but after that we can find a time. I'm tied up preaching for the next several weekends (yay!), but maybe a mid-week hangout would work?