During the silence of Lent we may feel as we are straining to hear the voice of Christ in our lives. No longer silent, it is now the trumpets that blast the joyous Alleluias of His resurrection.
As the Easter Season begins, Christ makes himself visible amongst His apostles. His Resurrected grace walks among those who seek him, to those who run to where he is laid. Those who look in the empty tomb will find comfort and peace in the face of a familiar stranger. To those who unflinchingly dive into the deep and chilly waters, they will find upon the shore warmth and more importantly forgiveness in the merciful fires of Love created by our Lord.
Like the apostles during the trial of Christ’s passion, we have allowed ourselves to become reclusive during the somberness of Lent. Using winter as a crutch, an excuse, not to make widely known the message of the Lord.
Hark! Like the birds of spring it is the Psalmist who sings with the trumpet. In Psalm 22 verse 32 we can hear the the melodious chant echoing the Truth of the Holy Spirit,
“The generation to come will be told of the Lord, that they may proclaim to a people yet unborn the deliverance you have brought.”
It is deliverance, brought in the form of Christ’s resurrection, that allows Easter season blessings to reverberate, within not only our ears, but our hearts, minds, and souls. A joy that cannot and should not be contained. He calls us to take that joyous proclamation to a people yet unborn, so they too may know the deliverance brought by Christ’s resurrection. Can there be a more befitting verse that brings together our current times and call to proclamation?
Now in our 11th year, the Louisville Helpers call out the citizens of the Metro Louisville Area to join us in picking up our prayerful trumpet of proclamation. Come. Gather with us on April 14th, 2018 of this Easter Season and offer up prayers and supplications to the Alpha and Omega, the Risen Christ. Ask Jesus that our prayers be an acceptable reparation for our many sins as we proclaim to a people yet unborn the HOPE found in this life as well as the next.