This year as we gather to celebrate Easter at Victor Valley we will be reminded that the Easter story is really a three day story with three significant, identifiable days. Friday, Saturday and Sunday brought trouble, silence, and then finally, deliverance. Perhaps we can look upon the challenging events of our lives as three days stories as well with each day bringing its own dose of panic, confusion, and relief.
Easter will also kick off for Victor Valley a new series called, Hope Rising. Through the course of this series we want to take the focus off of the turmoil in life and place it on the hope that can and will see us through these challenges in our stories. For some it seems as though all hope is lost while others rely on their hope to see them through a difficult spell. Obviously hope is crucial and it down not have to be lost.
Our prayer is that as you consider the source of your hope this Easter, that hope will rise within you resulting in a renewed strength to endure and overcome through the power of Jesus' resurrection. So whether your "hope tank" is overflowing or running dry may you experience Hope Rising in the love of God, the life of Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit, and in community with others. We hope to see you this Sunday at one of our Easter services.