It must have been bewildering to the first followers of Jesus to see their leader teach and preach and heal and become well known and popular then see him betrayed and die on the cross. Even more bewildering was his rising from the dead. Who was this man? What had he done? What did it all mean?

At this time of Lent it is worth stepping back from familiarity with the Easter story and think on the wonder of what happened: Jesus was the Son of God who died for us. He rose for us. For you and for me. He did so out of love.

He showed us love that we might love. That is our calling at Easter time – to point to the cross and the empty tomb and remember these ultimate acts of love were done for us. And to reach out and share that message 

Added 3 April 2019