From the District Superintendent
Dear Rockford District's friends,
Can you believe it? Easter is only a few days away! We are nearing the time of the year when we celebrate that great and powerful event… Easter! At Easter, the church proclaims, “Christ is risen. He is truly risen.”
Jesus, through his cross and resurrection, has destroyed the power of sin and death and brought us into life. Easter is so much more than flowers, cards, Easter eggs, candy, family gatherings and even beautiful music. It is the historical event that gives ultimate meaning and purpose to our lives.
A year ago, we celebrated Easter differently, not knowing what the next months would look like. We have witnessed that, despite the uncertainty of the pandemic and the challenges in our lives, Jesus has shown us his love, power and faithfulness in ways that we never thought or imagined. Jesus Lives!!
The fact that Jesus is risen, that he was victorious over death and sin, is the reason to celebrate. We are called to share that Good News with joy, hope and confidence that God's marvelous saving action through Christ's resurrection has won the victory over death.
Let's celebrate and sing together today and always, “God sent His son, they called Him Jesus. He came to love, heal and forgive. He lived and died to buy my pardon. An empty grave is there to prove my savior lives.”
Because He Lives!!
Rev. Fabiola Grandon-Mayer
Rockford District Superintendent