We had a great Easter Sunday. Our service at church was wonderful. There were a number of visitors who came out to church this morning. The singing was wonderful as people raised their voices in praise and worship to our risen Saviour. The sun came out promising a wonderful, warm day with more melting.
Then we had a wonderful day with family. Three daughters, one son-in-law and seven grandchildren made a house full of commotion and noise but it was wonderful to have family here to share the day with us. Again, we are so blessed to have our children and grandchildren close enough to share these special times together.
Easter is such a wonderful season of the year. There are many significant Christian holidays, but none so significant as Easter. Christmas and the birth of Jesus would be meaningless if it were not for the death and resurrection. It is the resurrection that gives us hope for eternity.
We had the opportunity to participate in a Christian Passover Seder on Thursday evening at the home of a friend. It was a wonderful experience to see the amazing symbolism in the Passover. There are so many elements of the Passover meal that point to Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
Gordon Rowland has been a Missionary-Pastor with Village Missions of Canada for over 35 years. Gordon and his wife Val have lived and served in Clive since 2001. They have four children and nine wonderful grandchildren.