Readings for Easter Sunday
Acts 10.34-43, Colossians 3.1-4; and Matthew 28.1-10
Tuesday 18 April
Where were Peter and James and John on that first Easter Day? Why was it Mary and Mary Magdalene were the only ones to go to the tomb? Were the men too afraid or were the women more faithful? Either way the Marys are an example to us. They went to pay their respects, to mourn and to grieve – and instead they met with Jesus himself. They didn’t know what they were doing but they kept faith and God honoured their faithfulness by making them the first to meet with the risen Lord. Sometimes when things are dark, just keeping on keeping on is hard, but simple faithfulness will be rewarded with the dawning of a new day – and keeping going is always easier with a friend beside you.
Question: How do you cope with times in your life when things seem dark and you can’t make sense of what is going on?
Prayer: Lord, when times are hard and the day seems dark, give me a friend to walk beside me and the courage to know you will be there to meet us.
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7th February 2014
Simeon and Anna are two people seen by Luke as the earliest recognisers of Jesus. Physically they approached this family and felt the divine presence. Both react with such calm grace and beauty in that presence.
Perhaps they just happened to be in the right place at the right time, but the story suggests they lived their lives with a promise and a part of their worship were being aware of that promise.
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church
Again, I am amazed at how a brief conversation can open so many doors. New horizons can be seen and new potentials are released.
Angry or annoyed with someone – have a coffee and a chat – peace can so easily return.
P.S. Don’t Facebook, E-mail or text when you can talk on the phone, don’t talk on the phone when you should meet face to face.
Closer the contact the better the communication.