I look to this time of year as the anniversary of when I came to faith so many years ago. I came to faith before Easter 1971, but I went home to visit my parents and they had started attending the Baptist Church in Quincy. Chuck Kinzie was the pastor there and I can remember Chuck giving an "invitation"...something that was new to me. I asked my dad to go up front with me. He and I were always very close. I was baptized the next weekend with my mom, dad, and older brother. Who would have thought where this adventure with the Lord would end up. Now 38 years later, I will be standing in front of church tomorrow during the Easter service and I will invite the audience to respond in faith to the Lord Jesus. Interestingly, Chuck Kinzie is now a member of the church where I pastor. My wonderful father is now with the Lord and tomorrow morning after the sunrise service at the cemetary, I will continue with my annual Easter morning ritual and stop by dad's grave marker and thank God for my wonderful dad. It is because of the resurrection that I will see my dad again as well as my brother. Yeah! May the Lord be glorified tomorrow. May I celebrate from the heart the resurrection.