Additional information: I haven't been in church for about a month. With all the traveling, we've been out of town, or too tired/busy (which I know is a poor excuse), we just haven't made it to a church service. But of course, today was EASTER. So making it to church was a priority (and this is something I do for ME, so I can go and worship in fellowship with other Christians, and glorify God.)
By the end of the 2nd song, I was feeling grateful to be there. I was even thinking "no wonder I've been feeling depressed lately.. I've been missing THIS". After our initial worship, the kids presented an amazing performance to visually remind us of the sacrifice that our Lord made for us. (Sean asked me if I liked it, when I said yes, he said he found it "gory". "Gorey? Sean, imagine what the crucifixion must have been like!" "Oh, yeah.. good point, Mom")
And then Pastor Glenn gave his message.. Easter Changes EVERYTHING. My past, my present, my future. Because of Easter, because my Jesus CHOSE to die on a cross for me and was resurrected - conquering death, I am given new life. I am transformed and redeemed. I am FREE. And Seth is free. Pastor Glenn reminded us that when the Lord is our Saviour, our forever begins today! Seth is living forever with Jesus already. When it is God's timing, I will be reunited with him.
Truthfully, that doesn't always make every day easier. Some days are still hard. But I know I WILL see Seth again. I WILL. Together, we will stand and worship in the presence of the Lord. And that, my friends, that hope - which we have because of EASTER, that changes EVERYTHING!
Our church's messages are available on line and if you'd like to hear Pastor Glenn's amazing, encouraging sermon, you can listen by clicking here (the Timberview Christian Fellowship audio sermon page).