I can’t quite believe that it is Easter, again! Is it just me or are the years rolling by faster and faster. It certainly doesn’t seem like a year since I sat down and wrote my last Easter Blog.
I’ve been thinking a lot about new beginnings recently. Spring seems to bring new beginnings into perspective, new born lambs and calves in the fields and the sight of crocuses, daffodils and blue bells carpeting the ground in amazing colours. Lynda and I have reason to celebrate even more so this new season, we are Grandparents! A little bundle of joy, Ezra Michael Wright was born into this world on March the 13th. Even now, we are praying that God’s hand will be upon him all his life, I know Andy and Beth will make wonderful parents, it is a time of new beginnings for our family.
And that is what we remember at Easter, new beginnings, for a moment the world was plunged into darkness as Jesus the Christ was crucified on a cross and died a cruel death. He took all our sins and sickness onto Himself and died that we might have life.
On that first Good Friday, there must have been a feeling of great despair in the air, for His followers, not only had their great friend been killed in the most awful of ways, but one had even denied he had ever known Him.
But….. and it’s the most wonderful, amazing ‘but’ in history, on the third day, His disciples discovered He was not dead He was risen and He was walking and talking with them!
The greatest ‘New Beginning’ that this world has ever seen happened. Jesus was no longer dead, He was alive, He had risen!
And that is why Christians all over the world can gather this Easter and celebrate, knowing without any doubt that Jesus the King of kings and the Lord of lords is here with us today by His Holy Spirit.
But… and it’s another big ‘but’ there are still people out in our community, our county, our country and our world that do not know Jesus Christ as their own personal Saviour. We need to tell them, we cannot and must not keep what we know to be true to ourselves.
In Matthew 28 18-20 it says this, Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
This is what Jesus says we must do, so as we celebrate this Easter, let’s not forget the work Jesus has given to us to, share the Good News with your unsaved family and friends, with your work colleagues and your school friends. They need to know, the truth that will set them free, I believe more New Beginnings are coming! Hallelujah.
God Bless you this Easter.
Monday 26th of March 2018
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