The Night That Changed Everything!
As we stand on the eve of the Resurrection, I am compelled to reflect on that fateful night, over two thousand years ago, when Heaven's greatest sacrifice was made for humanity's redemption. The night before the world would be forever transformed.
Picture, if you will, the Upper Room, where Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Saviour, dined with His beloved disciples. He knew what awaited Him, and yet, with grace and serenity, He broke bread and shared wine with His friends, symbolizing His body and blood, an act of love that continues to bind us together as one around the communion table each week.
As the evening unfolded, Jesus, the perfect Son of God, humbled Himself and washed the feet of His disciples. A profound reminder that we are called to serve one another in love and humility, just as our Master did.
But there, among them, was a friend turned traitor. One who would betray the Son of God with a kiss. As we reflect on this dark moment in history, let us be vigilant against the deceitful whispers of the enemy that can corrupt our hearts.
In the stillness of the Garden of Gethsemane, our Saviour prayed, anguished and heavy-hearted, knowing the weight of the world's sins would soon be upon Him. And yet, He uttered these powerful words, "Not my will, but Yours be done." In this moment, He became the ultimate example of surrendering to God's will. He embraced the plan of redemption and set the stage for the greatest victory this world has ever known.
As you prepare your hearts to celebrate the Resurrection, let us be reminded of the night that changed everything, the night that epitomized love and sacrifice. Jesus, our King, our Saviour, endured the agony of the cross and conquered the grave, forever defeating sin and death, to reconcile us with our Heavenly Father. Praise be to the Lord! May we live our lives in the shadow of the cross, passionate and committed to sharing the love of Jesus with a world that so desperately needs Him.
May you have a blessed Easter, as we rejoice in the Resurrection and the unfathomable love of our Saviour.
Pastor Shayne 2023