This Wednesday was a special day and a rite of passage. Natalie, my youngest, had her graduation in Nottingham. It was a special occasion for her as it hadn’t looked like she would graduate at one stage. It was really tough going emotionally for her at times during her degree and she nearly gave up on a number of occasions but she stuck at it and that’s what I’m proudest of. And it will be one of those moments she can look back on and say “I did it”.
It is nearing the end of Good Friday. A special day for me and millions around the world where we remember the death of Jesus. Many people wear a cross around their neck-have you ever wondered why a symbol of execution is an acceptable item of jewellery? If so, why not an electric chair or a guillotine? Because the cross ✝️ is a symbol of ultimate love; Jesus on the cross forgave his executioners and a thief who had been cursing him. But more, it was for anyone who will accept His free gift of love and forgiveness. Equally, Christians believe that His death was not the end. I remember spending hours looking at the alternatives to the Resurrection and still coming to the conclusion it was true. Amazingly, God loves me-and His arms are reaching out to you too. John 3:16. It’s Friday but Sunday is coming.
Easter is a significant time for Christians around the world, giving hope that however great the darkness the light has not been extinguished. But it is also a time when persecuted are most vulnerable to their enemies. Do remember them.