After a fellowship breakfast of bacon sandwiches and hot cross buns, Gareth Woolcott led our morning’s reflection and communion service. He started by saying that so often Good Friday is seen as a solemn time whereas Easter Sunday, a happy joyous occasion. But both days are celebrations – Easter Sunday a reminder of God’s power and victory over death and Good Friday, a reminder of just how much God loves each one of us.
Gareth read from Matthew 26 v 36 – 45. This atmospheric passage highlights the sorrow, pain and anguish that Jesus suffered. “If it is possible may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Jesus was willing to face an agonising death not out of a sense of duty but out of love. He knew what it would mean for all of humanity. This Easter reflect on the love God has for you and what he did to pay the price for your sin.
Oh amazing love!