“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead.” Matthew 28:6-7

Churches are open again, families are gathering, and the Body of Christ is celebrating Jesus’ victorious resurrection!

This Easter looks much different than it did a year ago. Last spring, many of us left our Sunday best hanging in the closet, stayed home, and watched a virtual church service in our living room. This, unfortunately, was our Sunday morning routine longer than anyone ever anticipated.

But Easter represents change, rebirth, and new life. After dying for our sins, Christ didn’t stay dead. On the third day, he rose from the dead, conquering death and the grave.

Much has changed in the past year. We learned how a strong relationship with our Savior, family, and friends provides hope and comfort during periods of uncertainty. Faith in God enabled us to support and serve our neighbors in need. Christians engaged in the political process, and the Nebraska Legislature just introduced legislation that ensures the government can’t prevent churches from holding religious services during a state of emergency.

Because He lives, we have hope, a tomorrow, and a future. As Christians, we’re called to be light in the darkness and share our hope with the world.

Earlier this week, Nebraska Family Alliance inducted a couple married during World War II into NFA’s “Nebraska Marriage Hall of Fame.” This fall, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cline of Omaha will celebrate their 79th wedding anniversary.

Their love and faithful commitment amidst trials and adversity is an example of how a God-honoring marriage strengthens a family, a church, and a community. A state is only as strong as its families, and in order for a society to thrive, we need healthy marriages and families.

Nebraska Family Alliance is committed to loving our neighbors, sharing our faith with a culture desperately searching for truth, and boldly standing for Biblical principles in the days ahead.

May you and your family experience and share the joy of Christ’s resurrection this year!

Marilyn Newland

Marilyn Newland

Communications Coordinator
Marilyn is the Nebraska Family Alliance Communications Coordinator. An avid pun enthusiast, she loves Nebraska politics, black coffee, and her sassy little toy Yorkie named Chanel. She is a University of Nebraska at Kearney graduate and holds dual degrees in Political Science and Multimedia Communications.