Places We Have Called Home In 2020
Home Is Where We Park It – Escapees North Ranch, Congress, Arizona
April 11, 2020
Temperature 65 Degrees
How Different It Was A Year Ago
Sight and Sound: Jesus
As we prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday tomorrow I’m reminded of the words of the Bill Gaither song He Lives.
God sent His Son
They called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives
Then the chorus which really speaks to me in light of the challenging world we are living in today.
Because He lives I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives
Then there is this reminder hanging in Elvira which, indeed, reminds us daily that we need not fear tomorrow because God holds our future in His hands. Daily, we are reminded that no matter what is waiting for us around the next corner we need not fear because He will be waiting there to see us through. Daily, we are reminded that He has a plan for each of us, a plan to give us hope and a future.
This is where we celebrated Easter Sunday last year. This is the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Switzerland, Florida. We have nothing but good memories of our time spent in worship with this congregation. Everyone was warm and inviting, the choir music was stirring and the message was uplifting. If we are ever back in this area on a Sunday we would be thrilled to worship here again.
That was then, this is now. How different the world is today, just a year later.
Tomorrow we’ll celebrate Easter Sunday with our home congregation in Colts Neck, New Jersey. No, we don’t have a magic flying carpet to take us there but we do have a strong internet connection and that is all we need. They’ll be live streaming worship as they have ever since the stay at home order in New Jersey has been in place.
Today we were thrilled to discover that Sight and Sound was presenting JESUS on TBN. Sight & Sound Theaters is an entertainment company that produces Bible stories live on stage. They operate two theaters: one in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the second in Branson, Missouri
Filmed in front of a live audience, JESUS is a state-of-the-art theatrical stage production. During the two hour presentation we were able to witness many of the miraculous events in the gospels as Jesus sets sail with fishermen, challenges the Pharisees, and heals the hurting. From the bustling streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee it was a spectacular presentation that kept us glued to the screen.
That was our simple but enjoyable day on The Road of Retirement. My big decision today was what to wear to take the trash to the dumpster! The rest of the day was spent just relaxing, watching TV and listening to Gospel concerts. A perfect day in so many ways. We hope yours was equally enjoyable.
Let me leave you with this.
Thanks for checking in with us today. We always appreciate your company and your comments. Catch you tomorrow.
These are the voyages of Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers. Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.
See you on down the road!
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I also love that hymn. The presentation of ‘Jesus’ was amazing. I will attend the service by our Pastor while sitting in jammies as we’ve done for several weeks. I feel a sense of sadness because we always have the family here and my Mom will eat by herself in her room. Have a beautiful day.