Psalms 118:14-29 (NIV)
[Ps 14] The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!
 The LORD’s right hand is lifted high; the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!”
 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
 Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
 This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
 O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success.
 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD. From the house of the LORD we bless you.
 The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine upon us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.
 You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you.
 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Above is a portion of Psalm 118, the ‘anchor’ psalm of the Passover Hallel. This psalm, sung during Passover, speaks eloquently of the work of God among and sometimes in spite of, His people. This psalm resounds as a declaration of what God is doing today in His Church around the world.
Easter Sunday morning we gathered for worship. The ‘usual’ events had taken place, a Sunrise Service, followed by a breakfast in the church basement, then Sunday School. What took place early during the worship service could not have been imagined last Easter Sunday. The events of the last three years could not have been orchestrated four or five years ago. God is moving among and through us, and we stand amazed in His presence! The Church of Christ Jesus is on the advance by the power of His Holy Spirit even in our own little corner of the world, to the glory of God and the good of His people.
Ok, as to what took place Easter Sunday; in an historic moment thirty-nine people stood and affirmed their faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior as they joined the Chatfield Evangelical Pietist Church. In all honesty it was the most humbling moment I’ve yet experienced in a worship service. We are not a perfect church or a perfect people, but God is doing perfect things among us!
To God be the glory, great things He does! Amen.