Now I see you………..

Luke 24:30-32 - 30:
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

How many times have you bumped into someone that you knew well, but for a second you just didn’t recognise them? For that second or two, or maybe longer, you cannot place who they are, or why they seem familiar. It has happened to all of us, it has certainly happened to me on more than one occasion, although my wife Helen just says it’s my age catching up with me!

John 20:19
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."

Kenneth Branagh was once quoted as saying “the Chinese say, ‘It’s good to live in interesting times”, which is actually a misquote of a saying falsely attributed to the Chinese. However, the sentiment of the saying, wherever it originated, is that the times we live in are not good at all (they are ‘interesting’!), but that these times often bring innovation, change, new ways forward. It is true of many of the hardest times in human history that facing adversity head-on, being honest about our situation, leads to new ways of life that are better than before.

Acts 1:8 : But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

God Trusts you… just let that sink in for a moment. Yes, you, God trusts you!

Psalm 36:5-9:  Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

He is risen!!!!! Let us celebrate!

Matthew 28:5-6 (NIV):

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

On Resurrection Sunday, or Easter, we reach the culmination of Holy Week. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event of the Christian faith. The very foundation of all Christian doctrine hinges on the truth of this account

Jesus body lying in the tombtomb

Jesus' body lay in its tomb, where it was guarded by Roman soldiers throughout Saturday, which was the Sabbath. When the Sabbath ended at 6 p.m., Christ's body was ceremonially treated for burial with spices purchased by Nicodemus:

Jesus Trial, Crucifixion, Death, and Burial

Good Friday is the most difficult day for Jesus during the Passion Week. His journey turned treacherous and extremely painful in the hours leading to his death. Judas Iscariot, the disciple who had betrayed Jesus, was overcome with remorse and hanged himself early Friday morning.