Those who loved Jesus must have found it very difficult coming to terms with His death. They didn’t really comprehend what was to come and what that would mean for them and the rest of humanity. They were in mourning – it was real and it was raw.

For a time, they could not see beyond their grief but Jesus changed all that. He gave hope beyond the grave when He rose from it three days later; and the promise of a dawn that would never fade for those who have made their peace with God, even at the very last.

These verses in Psalms have been on my heart over the past few weeks and have been a great comfort:
“Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favour lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
Psalm 30: 4-5

The Lord has risen.
He has risen indeed –
Hallelujah!

Angela Hopper (Chair of Trustees)