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HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!!
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Easter Sunday is a day of faith, of joy, and rejoicing. The resurrection of Christ is the cornerstone of our faith and the most extraordinary happening in human history. For Christians there is not a day that compares with Easter Day. This is truly the day of the Lord. All our hopes and happiness comes from what happened on that first Easter morning. It is a dream come true. By God’s power, the stone was rolled back, the grave was opened and the tomb was found empty. Jesus Christ had risen triumphant from the dead. Nothing could ever be the same again because the pattern of human life was no longer limited by the cycle of birth to death in this world. Pain, despair and misery were pushed into second place as a whole new future, full of the hope and happiness of eternal life, was opened up for us beyond the grave. Heaven and earth rejoiced in celebrating Christ’s victory over death for mankind. God had made His love for us absolutely clear.
The gospel captures the excitement of the disciples on that first Easter morning. It gives us a glimpse into their new found happiness as they hurried to spread the Good News. Their hearts were full of that joyful awareness of being God’s people. The joy of the apostles on Easter Day is meant to be our joy too. A whole new dimension should enter our lives for we also have been given this bright promise of everlasting life. Easter life is about the joy of rebirth in the Spirit of God, and we don’t have to wait until the next life before enjoying it. Easter life is now. We rejoice as we realize that we are not walking the pathway of life alone. Christ is with us every inch of the journey as our Savior, our Redeemer and our Healer. He is there assisting us, encouraging us and strengthening us for every task in life.
Easter is all about newness of life in Christ. The risen life of Christ is ours for the taking. The power of loving with the very love of God is within us, and we can fearlessly stake our lives on it. Everyone of us in entrusted with the message of the Good News of God’s love. Today’s feast provides us with a fresh opportunity of facing ourselves with the issue of our own resurrection. It presents us with the challenge of spreading the light and the life of the Risen Christ. Are we alive in Christ with the Risen Lord firmly rooted in our hearts and actions, or are we still living in a selfish manner? Easter has no spiritual significance for us if Christ has emptied His tomb, and we still lie in death in our own. If we are truly the people of God, then those who are searching for meaning in life will discover from us that Christ is the way home, the resting place for restless hearts. Lord, we are your people. Open our heart this Easter Day and increase the gift of Your life within us.
On behalf of our parish staff, Deacon John and his wife, I wish you a Blessed and Happy Easter. May the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones.
Love and Prayers,
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