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Turned to Joy.

Readings for Easter Sunday

Acts 10.34-43, Colossians 3.1-4; and Matthew 28.1-10


Monday 17 April

What a strange business Easter is. All the sorrow of Good Friday is suddenly turned to joy. Lenten abstinence gives way to chocolate overdose. But what does it all mean? We need to trace the roots of Easter right back into God’s plan since before the creation of the world: that he would send his own Son to break the power of death, to restore humankind to life in fellowship with him, and to create a new people who would bring his life into the darkness of this broken world. Easter is the beginning of a new creation with which you and me are invited to join in.

Question: Into what part of your life – or your world – do you most long  for God’s new life to break in?

 Prayer: Lord, help me to allow your new life to break into mine, and help me to share that new life with others. Amen.


Easter Rising!

Sunday 28 March

Close you eyes – dark isn’t it ! But then open them and brilliant clarity. Isn’t that resurrection material?

An author passes and yet lives on through their writings. Isn’t that resurrection-like?

A girl is killed in a car crash, her organs used to enable others to live, her family are upheld by this sacrifice. Isn’t that resurrection- esk? 

Star Wars spirality sees followers gifted by the very death of a master and leader. Very resurrection!

But there is much, much more to Easter.

A weak, frightened group of individuals changed because of something more significant. Our learning of death not being final, can make us into communities that recognise God’s kingdom in the present.

With God everything is possible. Jesus physical statement beyond death make all things new and possible.
When a Christian say “Christ is Risen!” There is reason to know that our hope can lead us to many destinations.

Have yourself a blessed Easter.