The past year has been a tough and challenging time for everyone. We have all been looking for rays of new hope. It could be news of borders reopening to see loved ones again, a financial boost for a struggling business, or medical breakthroughs that can combat the virus. All of these could be good news that gives us some hope in helpless situations.
The greatest news of hope for humanity came that Easter Sunday morning 2,000 years ago – the Resurrection of Jesus was news that gives us all the assurance of hope for the future.
That first Good Friday, few understood the implication that Christ’s painful death on the cross would actually mean life; and that Saturday, there was little to look forward to in the midst of the total silence and confusion. Then Sunday came with the news of Resurrection life, bringing hope and faith for the future.
“Why do you look for the living among the dead. He is not here – He is risen” (Luke 24:5-6).
This Good News is for us today, no matter what we are facing. Instead of feeling vulnerable and downcast, let’s look up and see the Resurrected Saviour of the world.
My prayer is that this Easter will be a time when we pause, reflect and embrace the hope of the Resurrection of Jesus. This will not only see us through the year ahead, but every day of our lives.