How many of us experience those moments of lost hope, destroyed vision and broken dreams, both in our personal lives and our communities?
Christianity declares that Jesus, the one who died on the cross, was God dwelling among us; God in the flesh.
This means that in his experience of the cross, we had the creator of the universe
experiencing our humanity.
Through Jesus we see God,who has climbed into the dark pit with us. God seen in the Easter story is the one who knows and experiences our dark moments; and takes them on as His own.
When others let us down the hope present in the Easter story still stands. It’s a hope that stands for eternity. It’s a hope that stands for eternity no mattewhat happens in our city or the world around us.
We live with the belief that hope is always present, even when the darkness seems overwhelming. We may not always live up to the ideal, but every Easter we’re called back to that hope and reminded about what God is up to as seen in the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ.
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“When others let us down the hope present in the Easter story still stands. It’s a hope that stands for eternity.”
“The light shines in the darkness… and the darkness can never put it out.”
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
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