By Pastor Ruth Ng
Death. For those of us who have experienced the loss of a loved one, death may seem final. We no longer can sit at meals with them, hold their hands, share momentous occasions together, whether in laughter or tears. It seems that death is the end.
Darkness. As we wrestle with Covid-19, hear of wars in Ukraine and Afghanistan (and different countries around the world) and experience difficult times ourselves, times of darkness are a reality of life that engulf us at times.
Through remembering the events on Good Friday, we acknowledge the reality of death and darkness. Jesus went through an unjust suffering and died.
Life and Hope. However, that is not the end of the story! The celebration of Easter Sunday reminds us that DEATH IS NOT THE END. There is LIFE beyond the finality of death. DARKNESS IS NOT THE ONLY REALITY. The miracle of the resurrection reminds us there is HOPE beyond the darkness.
‘He is not here. He is risen, just as he said!’Matthew 28:6
Therefore, as we celebrate Good Friday and Easter 2022, may we live out Hope and Life because of God’s love for us. May we not only keep this to ourselves but seek to share this good news to others who need to see this Hope and Life beyond the darkness and death.
🙏 Say a prayer for OR connect with someone who has recently experienced the loss of a loved one.
🗓️ Stay tuned for our next Good Friday and Easter Sunday services.