Preparations for Easter seem to have gone on for so long! Hot cross buns were in the supermarket not long after Christmas finished, Easter eggs also seem to be around just as long. One of the major decisions over the last few weeks for some is what hot cross bun to buy: plain, with fruit, with fru chocs, with white chocolate....
At school we have also been talking about Easter for a while - but in the context of what it means for Christians. The Easter story is the pinnacle of the Christian faith; it is the continuation of the story which began with Jesus’ birth at Christmas, his subsequent ministry on earth, ending with his death and resurrection over Easter. It is through the death and resurrection of Christ that we now have the gift of eternal life.
It is this wonderful Easter message, that Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead, that we have the privilege to share with the school community. We do this in our daily conversations, through worship, through our actions, by modeling Christ to others.
I am looking forward to that Easter chocolate, the hot cross buns and the family get togethers that will occur. But with these Easter traditions, I will also be spending time worshipping and reflecting on the importance of Christ’s sacrifice for me.
May you have a blessed Easter.
May the celebration of resurrected
life bring new hope to your being.
May the victory over earthly death
turn your eyes to the promises of heaven.
May the empty tomb help you to
leave your sorrows at the foot of the cross.
So that God’s hope, promises and
forgiveness reign in your life forever.