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Pastor Benny Clodfelter
First United Methodist Church
Wadesboro, North Carolina
March 2, 2014
Pastor Benny Clodfelter

Easter Sunrise

Rev. James W. Moore shares the following story from Some Things Are To Good Not To Be True.

Her name was Carol. She was the organist at her church. She was an outstanding musician, but she did something no organist should ever do. She overslept on Easter morning and missed the sunrise service.

She was so embarrassed. Of course, the minister and the church forgave her. They teased her about it a little, but it was done lovingly and in good fun. However, the next Easter, her phone rang at 5:00 in the morning. Jolted awake by the loud ringing, she scrambled to answer it. It was the minister, and he said,"Carol, it's Easter morning! The Lord is risen! ... And I suggest you do the same!"

The message is clear: We too can be resurrected.
Christ shares his resurrection with us.
He rises, and so can we.
We too can have new life. We too can make a new start.
We too can rise out of those tombs that try to imprison us!

He is not here; He has risen, just as he said.
Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:6

Some Things Are Too Good Not To Be True, James W. Moore, Dimensions

God Bless, Benny

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