The churches of Chandler’s Ford wish you a peaceful and joyous Easter. We will be ‘walking’ with Jesus on his way to the cross and celebrating his resurrection on Easter morning. The churches would warmly welcome you to any of the services and you will find the details at Churches Together in Chandler’s Ford.
Christ is alive! No longer bound to distant years in Palestine. Brian Wren wrote these words for an Easter hymn. He describes how the resurrection frees Jesus from a particular time and setting, so that he is present in every time and setting.
Jesus, Wren writes, through Easter, is saving, healing, here and now. Jesus dies, pouring out God’s love, in the face of extreme violence. He lives, working through us his present-day followers, through the church to save and heal. We do so in the power and presence of the risen Jesus, a continual offering of an Easter faith.
The cross stands empty to the sky begins the hymn. This tells us that whilst Jesus suffered and died on the cross, he is no longer there – he is alive and comes to bring good news to this and every age. Christ is alive!
Christ is Alive
Many thanks to the Rev. Peter Cornick, of Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church, for this Easter message.