|Our hosts for the Thursday dinner.|
|Our hostess making unleavened chapatis|
On Good Friday we used 6 readers to tell the story of Christ's passion. The setting is austere. The lighting dims as the story progresses. Candles are snuffed out. We end in darkness. It is powerful.
Saturday is a day of rest of preparation. We went out for brunch and took a long walk with Tanner. The sun was out but the temperatures were chilly.
Easter Sunday arrives with joy as the sanctuary bursts forth with light and color. We joyfully sing Christ the Lord is Risen Today and welcome the news that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. We embrace the hope that is ours because death has been defeated. It gives us strength to live as Easter people even when the hardship of Good Friday bears down on us.
We celebrated the day with close friends who we have come to treasure as family on these wonderful holidays. A roast lamb dinner followed by a pavlova that I had made filled our tummies to overflowing! Given that half the family is Swiss, we also had enough chocolate to sink a ship!
It was indeed the joyful feast of the people of God in so many different ways.