It has been such a joy to share in the celebration of the Easter story with students and staff in both Junior School and Senior School this week. Last year at this time, I was learning how to use “quick time player” to send an Easter message to our students! How wonderful to be once again gathering together “in person”.
The Easter message is, of course, about the God who respects “persons” in all our uniqueness, and who wants to bring us to fullness of life, without taking away any of our freedom to choose. This morning I spoke to the Junior School students about what makes Easter Sunday the most important day of the year for those who follow Jesus. It’s the good news that God’s love is the most fundamental reality of life. We trust that nothing will be able to overcome that love in the end. That does not magic away the hurt that we feel sometimes in our lives. But it does give us the strongest reason to hope.
May I take this opportunity to wish those who celebrate Easter a most holy Easter this year; and to everyone a very happy break.
My prayers over this Easter weekend will be for those who are facing difficulty and sadness at this time.
God bless, and see you in Term 2!