Theme = ‘life’
To John, prostrate on the floor as though dead, Jesus says, ‘Do not be afraid: I am the Living One.’
If Easter means anything – and it means everything – it is this: Jesus wins.
As God’s family, let us turn towards the light of Jesus, let us shine with his light, and let us share that light with others.
Let’s together make a conscious decision to put on the new self, the new life God has won for us, and given us freely in Jesus.
Jesus doesn’t ask us to have perfect faith - he asks us to come to him and trust him, no matter what.
The empty tomb strongly suggests Jesus rose from the dead, but the proof of his resurrection comes through faith.
My prayer is that we might all make space for Jesus this Christmas - and then in January, in February and beyond.
Our mouths reveal what is in our hearts - good and bad. We praise God and curse others with the same mouth.
Without the ruach of God â€“ without his breath, his wind, his Spirit â€“ we are as good as dead.