A WORD IN PASSING - April 2021



          The challenge of Easter comes to us all. We all have to make a decision, either to reject Christ's claims or to

   embrace them by faith and walk His way, fulfilling His will for our lives.  Jesus prayed from the cross, "Father,

   forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." Luke 23:34, offering forgiveness of sin, and then to the

   repentent criminal who had also been crucified, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." v.44


        It is so easy to allow our past, present and future fears to paralyse our effectiveness for God. Jesus suffered, died

   and rose again on the third day that we might have life abundant and life eternal; that we might know God's total

   forgiveness and be men and women of faith, willing to risk all for the One who gave His all for us.


       As we reflect on the Easter message may each one of us encounter all the significance and power of the empty

   tomb, bringing us a fresh understanding and experience of who Jesus is and what He has done for us. And may

   our encounter be one that brings forth praise and worship in both word and deed: praise and worship in which our

   risen Saviour takes delight.


                               

                                                                                         Christ is risen! hallelujah!

                                                                   Risen our victorious Head.

                                                               Sing His praises; hallelujah!

                                                                  Christ is risen from the dead.

                                                               Gratefully our hearts adore Him,

                                                                  As His light once more appears;

                                                               Bowing down in joy before Him,

                                                                  Rising up from grief and tears.



                                                                                   Christ is risen! hallelujah!

                                                                  Risen our victorious Head;

                                                               Sing His praises; hallelujah!

                                                                  Christ is risen from the dead.


                                                                                                     J.S.B.Monsell



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