Has today been a sunny day? After all spring is suppose to be upon us. Don't you love those crisp mornings with bright sunshine that warms up as the morning progresses? One of the joys of spring is when you see a piece of seemingly dead ground spring into new life with an abundance of wonderful coloured flowers. How does that happen?
We are in the time of Lent and we are looking forward to celebrating Easter on the 1st April. Lent is a sad and reflective time, to start with, as we consider all that Jesus did for us, including dying for each and every one of us on the cross. Three days later, though, He rose again and this is why we celebrate on Easter Sunday.
Lent starts with Ash Wednesday when we recognise that Jesus went into the wilderness for 40 days before he started His ministry.
On Palm Sunday we see how Jesus entered Jerusalem and was hailed as a King who would save the people from oppression; it is a joyful celebration. This marks the start of Holy Week in which we recall Jesus' last week on earth.
Maundy Thursday evening is when we remember the Last Supper that Jesus had with His disciples when he washed their feet and sent them out to serve others as he served them.
Good Friday is the day we remember Jesus dying on the Cross; it is a very sad day. A day when Jesus took all our wrongdoings upon himself and became separated from God His father just before He died.
But then, He rose to new life 3 days later on Easter Day. This is why it is such a joyful celebration because we recognise that He rose again so we might have new life, we can never be separated from God and that we have eternal life through all that Jesus did.
We are God's children and He loves us so much. Thats got to be worth celebrating!
Come and celebrate with us, you're invited to join us at any or all of our services.