Easter is the most important time of year if you are a christian, that is if you believe God sent his son Jesus to live a perfect life, to die on the cross for all our sin, and to be risen from the dead so that we could be with God for eternity. Since Z and I work at a church, I'm sure you can guess that a lot of our time and energy is spent preparing for such a special holiday and time of year.
Our church had over 8,500 people come and celebrate Jesus death and resurrection at one of our 3 campuses. At South Park (where we work) it was a whirlwind since we had 2 services Saturday night and 3 on Sunday. Even though people were pouring in and out of the buildings non stop, I couldn't help but marvel at what a gift it is to serve at a church. Zach stands before thousands of people every weekend and I stand before hundreds of children, sharing the gospel, explaining why Jesus matters, and hoping they develop a personal relationship with our incredible God.
It's so humbling. And shocking. That God would use us. As I stood in the sanctuary during one of the main services and watched Zach lead a song he had written recently, tears streamed down my face as I realized the magnitude of this gift and also the responsibility. Thank you Jesus for using broken people like us.
Here are a few pics from the weekend. I didn't take a ton cause I didn't have time and the spaces were too dark for good pics with the ol' iphone.
Here's a group of boys up in the "upper room" enjoying some of the Passover meal and talking about the last supper.
After church, Zach and I had a lazy afternoon and then grilled steak. YES. This FAID (food allergy inflicted diet) has me starving pretty much constantly. It was so so nice to feel full from a delicious steak. A steak that looked a lot like California I might add. Ha!