"Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot."
They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?"
"They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him."
Imagine the range of emotions that Mary must have felt when she arrived at the tomb after the death of Jesus. She goes to the tomb that day with the intention of grieving this deep loss of her friend, her teacher and her Savior and instead she encounters two angels. She must have wondered if she was dreaming, where has he gone? As we consider the Easter story as we live though this Lenten season, Holy Week and Easter morning you may have questions as well. What does my faith mean in my everyday life? How do I share my faith? What if my faith has become as small as a mustard seed? My prayer is that at Westminster you truly feel as if you can bring those questions and know this is an environment where your story matters and your questions count.
Please do all you can to attend all of the Holy Week services to journey on each step of this amazing week which has changed all of our lives forever.
As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Jesus victory over death, may we all exclaim, "Ah What Love." And also take time to see the progress of our new welcome center and the North stained glass windows should be installed in this month. Thank you for your continued gifts to the Seeking New Paths campaign.
We have so much to be grateful for as we turn the corner towards Spring and celebrate the New Life available for each of us!