Joy of Easter
As we enter into the end of term break and the Easter Celebration we look at the joy and love that comes from a sad occurrence.
As we watch the news or read the papers and see the images of conflicts and war torn area's through out the world we are often, and quite rightly, taken aback from what we see. The brutality and prejudice that we have witnessed coming from recent conflicts as in Libya and Syria are difficult to digest and we regularly turn away from the thought, yet every year in the celebration of Easter and as we recall the Passion Narratives, we willingly witness and reflect upon a truly barbaric act in human history, the brutal crucifixion and Death of Jesus Christ.
How is it that we recoil at images around the world but happily sit in services and prayer through out the Easter weekend? It is not because we are insensitive to the pain of our brothers and sisters in this world, far from it, it is because we know that the suffering of Jesus was not inflicted as malicious act but rather that it was a willing sacrifice made by God who loves each and every one of us more deeply than we can ever imagine. As Christian brothers and sisters we see beyond the blood and the sadness of death and rejoice in the love of God and the glory of the resurrection, we celebrate this season in remembrance of the eternal life we have achieved in our faith!
This YouTube video reveal the isolation and rejection Jesus felt along his path which was just as damaging to him as his actual crucifixion
May you all have a joyous and enlightening Easter Celebration.
As we prepare to enter into the Easter celebration we pray to you Lord with joy and thanksgiving for the wonders and the sacrifice you made for us in Jesus Christ your Son. May we continue to be worthy servants who live out your message in all that we do.