The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Easter Sunday

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

March 31, 2010

After hearing West Central's special guest speaker, Manuel Scott, who grew up in the gang infested area of Los Angeles, California spurred into heavy rioting after the O.J. Simpson trials, I once again felt what a privilege it is to live in the Midwest and to have grown up in a Christian home where God was the center.

This Sunday, is Easter Sunday, but it too, began with a dark Friday, and a rioting of a sort, where the mob chanted, "crucify him."

It's hard to believe how a gang can change a person with good sense into a raging gang member. And it's hard to grasp how Jesus could withstand it and overcome it.

Then there is our loving heavenly Father who created us, who we can never understand how much He loves each of us.

Manuel Scott knows and I am sure most of us in the Midwest knows.

On dark Good Friday we recall his death on the cross. On Easter Sunday we celebrate that God has good things in store for us.