This city, that we call home, is probably one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth. We get to wake up each and every morning to views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. We get to hike trails that are labeled as our back yards. We can drive twenty minutes in any direction for another unique pocket of Colorado Springs whether that’s Briargate, Downtown, or Manitou. We can continue to be in awe of the lights at the Broadmoor during Christmas or find hidden treasures at local farmers markets in the summer.
While our city is full of things to adore and cherish, there is a broken part of our city. There are people suffering from homelessness or hunger, divorce or abuse, tragedy or heartache. From a 30,000 ft. view, everything looks authentically beautiful. Then you get to spend time with her, in everyday life, and you realize she has hidden hurt in need of hope and rescue. I can bet you that you’ve seen it too.
This Easter, Red Rock Church is hosting Easter For The Springs. An Easter celebration with more than the Easter egg hunts and Sunday brunch. It’s an Easter celebration that we believe is going to love our city in extraordinary ways. For every person in attendance at Red Rock Church on Easter Sunday we will be donating $5 per person to The Springs Rescue Mission and Care and Share, as well as any cash offering received that day.
But why? Why would we make Easter a day of giving when we are supposed to be celebrating the most perfect gift that could have been given to us?
That’s exactly why…
Jesus gave His life for us.
He is for us,
He is for you,
He is for our city.
We are for our city, because Jesus was for every person, every heart, every life in this city on this day two thousand years ago. We are fully convinced that if God showed up in Colorado Springs and someone asked Him, “Why did Jesus die?”
He would say,
“Because I love you.”
Usually when I travel, and I am on the plane back to Colorado Springs, I fight for the window seat because seeing those mountains outlined by a sunset is the view that whispers in my ear, “Welcome home”. This is home.
COS, I love you.
Will you join us this Easter to show an extraordinary love to our city?
3.27.16 at 8:30am, 10:00am or 11:30am