When confronted by what is hard to hear, shocking to consider, grieving to know, difficult to understand, it is often much easier to not believe it at all.
Reflection of the Week - 30 March 2021
Posted in Faith
Even jellybeans can remind us of Easter...
Red - the blood of Jesus
Black - the darkness that descended at the time Jesus died
Blue - the sadness of Easter Saturday, the feeling of the disciples
White - the angels guarding the tomb
Green - the hope of the resurrection
Purple - the royalty of Jesus the King
Easter is a time to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus, the love of the Father and our own response.
Luke 23:46 (New International Version)
Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When he had said this, he breathed his last.
... ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” ‘
Why did you die, Lord Jesus? Why did you have to die such an inhumane death? Oh ... you died for us? For all the muck in our life? For all the stuff we've done wrong, all the stuff we haven't done and should've?
Thank you Jesus for dying for us, for giving your life that we might live, forgiven and free.
Dear our Lord Jesus, let us choose to follow you today and each day of our life. Let us choose to live remembering your death, and the hope of your resurrection.
Help us to be a witness to you in all we say and do. We give you praise, for you deserve it! Amen
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