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Cunliffe Assumes New CRC Executive Position


Risen Christ

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The phrase “Festa Pashila” is Latin for “Easter.” The etymology of Easter is derived from a combination of symbolism including the spring, dawn and new light emanating from the east. The three circles are a traditional Christian symbol for the Trinity. Interwoven, the circles remind us that God is one, even though He reveals Himself to us in three persons. In all of creation, light was the first to be created. Historically, light has come to represent the Word of God. The Psalmist refers to God’s word as a “lamp unto my feet.” Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” In this sense, we see Christ’s resurrection as the light of victory over death, thus spreading forth from the bonds of His earthly tomb. As Christians, we look forward with joy and hope to the day when we are in the presence of our Lord. The author of Revelations states, “there will be nor more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light.”

Eric Palmquist is an ordained Covenant minister and the director of ministry operations for Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue, Washington. He also edits the Expressions column for the Covenant Companion.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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