April 1, 2018
Dear Family and Friends,
For years my late grandmother would say with a big sigh and a smile on her face, “we made it,” each time we would turn the corner to enter our neighborhood. Whether the trip had been long or short, she routinely expressed a sigh of relief and gladness that we had made it home. This expression continued well into her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She never forgot the feeling of making it home!
That’s how I feel about Easter Sunday. We made it! All my life, Easter Sunday has represented a day of welcome, a day of renewal, a day of hope and salvation! In resurrection there is security, provision and abundance of life…like home! For my grandmother, the entry to our neighborhood was like a mental gate to home, to safety and well-being. Jesus said,
I am the gate. Whoever comes in by me will be saved; they will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness. John 10:9-10
We have turned the corner and arrived once again at Resurrection Day. Let us be ever grateful for the living Christ Jesus, our door to eternal life!
With abundant joy and gratitude,
Rev. Ineda P. Adesanya