Today’s devotional author is Prince of Peace member and council president, Deb Cordes.

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Did you hear the laughter of people and the giggles of children in the Sanctuary? Joy and love abound! The sounds of choir, congregation, and brass lifted the good news out of the sanctuary and into the world to join with so many other congregations celebrating the news of Jesus arising. We gathered in love and friendship – hugs all around.  

I heard from the story of the women at the tomb that it’s OK to be both amazed and fearful at the same time. That I am OK just as I am to do God’s work in the world. I heard both failure and success are OK in God’s eyes. He knew their fear and still called them to bring the news.  He knows our strengths and weaknesses and still calls us.

Milt wrote a song that states “I want the faith of a child” – it’s pure and simple – no overthinking or worry.  I love that line – it reminds me I am not nor do I need to be in control. God has us! So, for today, rest in the knowledge, you are enough and God loves you and me just as we are. Amen.