April is a wonderful month. Nature springs back to life. Daylight hours lengthen. Warmer weather replaces the cold. And, we celebrate the most awesome, and glorious day of the Christian calendar. Easter! The celebration of our Lord’s resurrection from the grave!
Easter celebrates the truth Jesus stated to Martha, and challenges each of us to answer the question He gave her. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me; though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
What a pleasure it has been, for the past 6 years, to lead an Easter celebration for our sweet seniors at The Gardens at Calvary. I regret that this Easter will be my last. My dear wife and I are retiring in May. We will continue to pray for all of you and cherish the days we had together. I am grateful to management and staff for allowing me to serve together with them in the wonderful elder ministry of the best senior living community on the planet.
God is good! His wonders never cease. I pray that the witness of His creation in springtime, the witness of Christian celebrations around the world on Easter Sunday, and the witness of His Holy Spirit within you, will stir your hearts to rejoice in The Lord.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you, and give you peace.
Norman Drummond, Chaplain