Blog by Joel Pridmore
What? Easter? Already? Well… if the shelves of the local convenience stores and supermarkets are to be trusted then… yes! I could scarcely believe my eyes to see Easter Eggs already piled up on the shelves of my local shop this week.
The dust has not even settled from the fireworks of New Years Eve or the glitter of Christmas and yet the shops have already jumped on the next money making major calendar landmark!
Rather than be a grumpy old scrooge about it, I thought about the fact that we have heard a few times this Christmas how we cannot truly understand Christ’s incarnation at Christmas without also being mindful of His death and resurrection, that we consider over the Easter weekend. They are vitally and intrinsically linked.
We can know and live in the truth of Christ’s birth, as well as His death, resurrection, ascension and His empowering the church by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost every single day!
So may I take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Easter (and Christmas, Ascension Day, Pentecost Sunday etc. etc.) for every day of 2018!
“This is the day that the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Ps 118:24)
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” (Phil. 4:4)