On the mind of the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser

Apr 17, 2022

There is no brighter promise and no greater love than salvation declared through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The truth of the Gospel is that he so loves the world, so values us, that he chose to share our life in order conquer, once and for all, the forces of sin and death that separate us from God and one another.

Our Easter worship services tell that story and proclaim that truth, as foretold by the prophets: “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” (Isaiah 25:9)

This truth lives on today, manifest in the lives of his followers. Even in our darkest moments, his saving grace is near. Will you join me in offering this prayer?

Lift up my eyes, O God.
Lift up my eyes to see you.
Lift up my soul to meet you.
Throw open the doors of heaven,
and let your glory shine round about me.
In moments of crucifixion, assure me of resurrection.
In moments of resurrection, help me proclaim freedom and hope.
Instill in me the confidence of your deep abiding love,
so I may surrender myself to your will
and rise when you call my name.