Happy Easter from my family to yours

Today, like many of you, my wife, Ashley and I attended church to celebrate the hallmark of our faith: Christ's resurrection. During the service we heard an Old Testament reading from Isaiah. Isaiah's words often shed profound meaning on many of our Christian Holy days. You may remember that at Christmas the Prophet recalls that Christ came to fulfill a promise and he should be known as a Wonderful Counselor and a Prince of Peace.

In a world seemingly governed by poverty, natural disaster, and global unrest we can gain some solace in this hope. And again today, Isaiah supplies us another reminder of a bigger picture. For one day we as families, friends and neighbors, and residents of this Commonwealth are assurred that current political trials are only temporary. We can have faith and know that our eternal position remains strong. In chapter 25:9, Isaiah writes

And it will be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us/ This is the LORD for whom we have waited;/Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

Let us be glad this week; live and love as Easter people. This is my prayer for our district.