The Rev Scott Woodburn shares some thoughts with us as we prepare for Easter in a few days, and we pray that we all have a blessed and meaningful Easter celebration.

In the not too distant future I will be hitting the big 40. Biblically speaking I’m halfway to the finish line and as such this birthday seems to hold more significance than any I’ve had before.

I’m not terribly sure what the next 40 years will hold. As the years roll by I increasingly realise that very little in life can be predicted with any degree of certainty. Take Brexit for example, I’m old enough to remember when “Brexit means Brexit” was the slogan of the day. As I write I’m not even sure if “breakfast means breakfast”. Nevertheless, whilst much is uncertain, much can be taken to the bank.

In just a few short weeks the church will once again make much of Easter. For those unfamiliar with this time of the year, it is when the church remembers Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. Easter is when we Christians celebrate Christ dying for sin and being raised for our justification.

It is an incredibly special time and one which is based upon the extraordinary claims of the Christian faith. Simply put, we believe that our Saviour actually died, was actually in a tomb and was actually raised to life. Indeed all who believe this message, who trust in Christ will actually be saved from their sin and actually declared righteous by God.

I don’t know if “Brexit means Brexit” anymore but I know the message of the Christian church hasn’t changed. We still proclaim Jesus and Him crucified. He is and always has been the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Perhaps in these uncertain days you will come to realise that Jesus still means salvation for all who will believe.

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