The first Easter night
We are living in days when we may be fearful or disturbed or unsettled, because of the coronavirus, and how it is changing or upsetting our lives in many ways. In the bible reading for today from John 20verses 19-31, we hear how the first disciples of Jesus were fearful and disturbed and in their case it was because their Master had just been crucified. Read more

Easter Day
Someone asked Joseph of Arimathea, “That was a great tomb. Why did you give it to someone else to be buried in?” “Oh”, said Joseph, “he only needed it for the weekend”. Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus! And so I’d like to think with you about the Bible reading for today from John, because it is about this resurrection of Jesus. Read more

Good Friday
There’s a lovely old hymn with a chorus “Tell me the old, old story, tell me the old, old story, tell me the old, old story of Jesus and his love.” It’s the old, old story of the Cross of Jesus, followed by his resurrection. This morning being Good Friday, let’s ponder on his cross; and Easter Day, on his resurrection. Read more

The Cross Foretold
Back about this time in 2018 there was a news article with the title “Trebes supermarket shooting: Policeman who traded places with hostage dies in hospital”. A French policeman Arnaud Beltrame swapped himself for a hostage held by a gunman during a deadly siege of a supermarket in the southern French town of Trebes. Read more