Dear Friends,

Listen to the words of the angel to the women at the empty tomb:

Matt. 28:5-6 “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.

The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ lies at the heart of the Christian faith.  It proclaims that because Jesus is risen and alive you don’t need to fear.

  1. You don’t need to fear the present. The living Jesus walks with you today if you are a Christian. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Whatever you are facing today Jesus is there to strengthen and help you.  I am with you always to the end of the age is His message for you. (Matt 28:20)
  2. You don’t need to fear the future. The resurrection declares Jesus Christ to be the Son of God in power (Rom 1:4). As such He is Lord of the universe and sovereign over everything. Dictators, pandemics, cost of living crises all must bow to His control. As a Christian you are not only in good hands you are in powerful hands.
  3. You don’t need to fear death. Jesus conquered the power of death, and He arose triumphant from the tomb. As the Risen One he promises eternal life to all who trust in Him. Death is not the end. Glory awaits the believer. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep. ( 1 Thess 4:14)

Yes the message of Easter delivers hope to all who know Christ and it challenges those who do not to come to Him.

A very Happy Easter to you all.

Warmest greetings,

Brian Boyd