Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott


March 26, 2013

Dear Friend,

I awoke yesterday morning to a beautiful spring snowfall, the kind that coats every branch, every twig, and every surface. It created the kind of magical moment that gives snow a good name even when it messes with our schedules and our driving.

It seems especially appropriate that it arrived on this the last Monday in the season known as Lent and in the week known as Holy Week.

The prophet Isaiah offered this wonderful word, '“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be like snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”' Isaiah 1:18*

As we walk this week take the time to dwell on the great moments in the life of Jesus:
          the celebration of the Last Supper this Thursday, Maundy Thursday;
                the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday;
                                the resurrection of Jesus on Easter morning.

Then remember the promise that, “If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9 

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.” Romans 8:11

Hallelujah and Happy Easter - E. Stanley Ott
Copyright 2013 E. Stanley Ott
*Scripture from the NRSV