Published on: April 2020
Hazel Adamson offers her 'Thoughts for Easter' 'Easter, with its differing emotions, will be different this year. But Easter will still happen!
Jesus is still our Lord and Saviour.
God is still the God who brought the Israelites out of Egypt.
Passover and Easter combine this year; the time when the Jewish nation remember their freedom from Egypt, amid the many plagues sent by God, and freedom bought by the blood of the Lamb. God's miracles continuing as He took them out and provided for them.
So how can we put our present circumstances into perspective, when viewed through the lens of Good Friday; Easter Saturday; Easter Sunday?
Times may change but our God doesn't.
Nor has the act of agape love as poured out by Jesus on the cross of Calvary. Our present 'sufferings' are minimal compared to Jesus' suffering.
It was sin that put Jesus on the Cross and God's agape love. That sin has continued and is compounded by the atrocities of war, rape, abortion, greed, lack of worship, to name a few, which roll on unheeded.
So is God trying to get our attention by keeping us — universally — restricted? A time for contemplation?
Is God globally shaking the nations? His values of the kingdom are love, truth, faithfulness, integrity. But are they ours?
Covid-19 is a reminder that man has neither mastered the universe or conquered nature. The vaccine is repentance!
The horror of the cross broke through to the awesomeness of resurrection; new life; new hope, eternal life. Like the sun's rays breaking through a cloudy sky. God's blessing to his creation.
Let's make sure this Easter, confined as we are — we accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
Let's remember his provision and goodness to each of us and share this Good News, symbolically marking the doorpost of our hearts with the blood of the Passover Lamb.'
Hebrews 12: 26-28
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