He is not here!

Easter Sunday is the day on which we remember Jesus’ great victory over death. He rose from the tomb showing that his death had been accepted by God his Father in heaven as sufficient for the saving from eternal death all who trust in him. It is a great day for Christians to celebrate and give thanks to God.

This year Easter Day falls on “April Fools Day”, a day when people try to trick and make fools of others. Many people today think the message of a crucified and risen Saviour is foolish and people who believe it are fools, just trying to trick others into being fools too. This nothing new. The Apostle Paul once wrote about different groups of people in his day nearly 2000 years ago and their reaction to the message of Jesus. He wrote in 1 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 22 to 25:

“Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Greeks, but to those whom Christ has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

What will you be doing this Easter? You could just carry on with your own wisdom and strength playing April Fool jokes or you could seek the wisdom and power of God in a crucified and risen Saviour and Lord, joining in the celebration of his victory. What will you decide?

You are welcome to our Easter morning celebration of Jesus’ victory or our evening Easter Song of Praise at the church. Have a happy Easter!

Philip Hearn