The Joy of Easter

Easter is coming! I don’t know about you, but I always loved Easter because that meant I got a new church dress! Something super frilly and totally becoming of a farmer’s daughter 😉 Now however, the thing I look forward to is the joy. The joy in being surrounded by family, the food, throwing your head back belting out “Because He Lives” in church and the special offertory our awesome pianist saves for special occasions. How can you not be full of joy when you’re celebrating the best gift of all? The freedom that comes from being redeemed by our Lord and Savior!

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I would like to share our Beppe’s testimony as she shared with our church one Easter morning.

“Today is Easter. We have come to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. It is one of the greatest teachings of the Bible. In Corinthians 15:17, we read, “If Christ has not been raised your faith is futile, you are still in your sin.” By God’s grace, I have become absolutely convinced of the truthfulness of the scriptures. God says it happened and I believe it.

Jesus is alive! Hallelujah!

I feel His presence in my life every day. He cared for me all my life and I know Jesus will be with me until the end. I begin to see more and more, God’s almighty power and His never-ending glory. With my church family and my own family, I will celebrate this Easter Sunday.

Jesus lives! Praise the Lord.
-Audrey Appel

I realize a post like this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re looking to get to know the Appel family, here we are! Sinners saved by grace, falling short constantly only to be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. We don’t claim to be perfect, but by golly we’re going to try our hardest to get it right!

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Photos graciously provided by Ann Appel!

2 Replies to “The Joy of Easter”

  1. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this. There is nothing on this earth more wonderful than the gift of salvation and the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His resurrection proves that what He said was true. If we live our lives for Him, there is a great reward waiting for us in Heaven. God bless you and your family, Elizabeth.

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