At this glorious Easter time, life is indeed the key word as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and his victory over death and the grave.Another Glorious Morning Svg, Disney Halloween Svg, Disney Svg, Svg Png Dxf Eps AI Instant Download
Watchman Nee reminds us, “Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.”Another Glorious Morning Svg, Disney Halloween Svg, Disney Svg, Instant Download
The writer of Luke’s Gospel tells that the women’s group consisting of Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James and others, went to the tomb on the morning after their Jewish Sabbath in order to carry out the last acts of love to their dearly departed, and at the same time use the spices to embalm the dead body of Jesus. To their surprise, they saw that the large stone at the entrance of the tomb had already been rolled away, and on entering, no body of Jesus was found. Afterwards, two unknown persons told them that Jesus was not there but had risen; and they reminded the women of what Jesus had previously told them about himself. Jesus’ earthly ministry was punctuated by spectacular miracles, but nothing compared to the miracle of his glorious resurrection on the first Easter morning. In fact, ever since, endless numbers of persons have experienced a revolutionary change in their lives because of the risen Lord Jesus. It meant that they experienced a new history. Theologian, Paul Althus said, “The resurrection proclamation could not have been maintained in Jerusalem for a single day, for a single hour, if the emptiness of the tomb had not been established as a fact.” The resurrected Jesus is not a figure in a book or a memory. He is a living presence, for the Christian life is not a matter of knowing about Jesus, but knowing him. Because Jesus is alive, the experience of faith coming alive is real.
For us residing in this homeland of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Easter 2022 is occurring in the current season of a widespread renewal of the landscape from the ravages caused by the eruption of La Soufriere in April 2021. At the same time though, there are some persons who still don’t have a house of their own and so have not been able to return home. Furthermore, because of unemployment or hardships of one kind or another, some have not yet returned to their regular means of income. We must be very concerned for these our brothers and sisters, for their livelihood is still a challenge. We therefore ought to continue helping them prayerfully, generously and joyfully wherever necessary.