At SCF our goal is not to get you to fall in love with us but to see you fall in love with Jesus and to recognize God’s movement in your life; movement toward Christ centered living. One way we are moved is by the things we believe, for example, that Jesus is first in our lives. In this new series, “Making Jesus First in My Life” we are going to reflect on the biblical book of Hebrews to discover the ways we make Jesus first in our lives.
I will confess that the liturgy is not a part of my faith tradition. However, I am attracted to the beauty of the liturgy and the rhythm of the church year. That is why I wondered if there might be a name to this season of the year, after the crescendo of the resurrection and before the explosion at Pentecost. There is! This time of the year is called “Eastertide”, an extended celebration of the joy in the resurrection. It makes me think of my friends who don’t just have birthdays, they celebrate the whole week (and sometimes the whole month!) We hit the “high note” at Easter but we don’t go back to the way things were before. Everything is different now that Jesus is risen; we have been filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 13:52)