DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s Easter, the day Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead. 

WWJ spoke with assistant to the bishop for southeast Michigan of  the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Reverend Jack Eggleston, on the importance of Easter.

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“When people are  despairing, when they’re ready to give up, God comes and and makes all things new and so Easter’s about new life for all people,” says Eggleston.

Pastor Bill Kellerman of St. Peter’s Episcople Church in Detroit echoes the sentiment that Easter offers us hope and freedom.

“Easter presents us with the opportunity to live ‘Resurrection’ to live in freedom from the power of death, to live in freedom form the fear of death. I think that’s also a  really important word for today, where we are faced with so many threats of violence and death,” says Pastor Kellerman.

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 Thousands of people are attending Easter services throughout Metro Detroit on Sunday.

New life for all people.  That’s what Reverend Jack Eggleston says Easter is all about.

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