I remember preaching in a remote village one Easter morning several years ago.  I began my sermon by asking “what special day is today?”  No one could give the right answer.  Some thought it might be Christmas!  I remember thinking “how could they not know that today is Easter?”  The sad reality is that for millions around the world, Easter is just another day.  They have never heard the Good News that on that first Easter, Jesus, being God, willingly gave His life and shed His blood to pay their payment for sin.  Each Easter we celebrate God’s amazing grace, His unfathomable love, and His eternal salvation, but do we soberly reflect on those who need to hear.  This Easter, may we rejoice and give praise for Jesus’ resurrection, but also weep and pray for those lost in darkness. How will they hear? (Romans 10:14-15)

David A. Smith(Director)