Message – Dear friends
I write to you in these strange times at this most important
time in our Christian calendar. As our shouts should be
‘Hallelujah! He’s alive, He is risen, He is risen indeed!’ My
thoughts turn to the Easter reading from John 20:11-18.
This is where Mary approaches the tomb and consumed
with grief, can’t see that which is before her, the angels
with the good news that Christ is resurrected. She can’t see
her Lord Christ standing before her. She sees only a
gardener, so consumed [is she] with her own grief. I think
many of us are at that place this year. Struggling to see the
message of hope past our own grief, anxiety, loneliness. Yet
the resurrection message is the same as it is, as it always
has been. God is with us. Through the trials, through the
joys, He will never leave us. Even if we can’t see through
our tears He will always remain steadfast. Friends, He died
so we might live. Remember that, He will not forsake you,
remain strong, wipe every tear from your eyes, we will get
through this. May God’s blessing be upon you all.
I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me.
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet.
My Saviour on that cursed tree.
His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb.
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone
O praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forever more
O Praise The Name (Anástasis) lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group
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Blessing for Easter Sunday
May you know life rising from the death,
May you know hope rising from the pain,
May you know light rising from the darkness,
May you know and live love,
May you know and live the life you are gifted. Amen.
(Methodist Church Website)
Strange Times – Rev Kate and Paul are holding live
worship on Sundays at 10.30am on their Facebook page