From Ashes to Easter Week 7 – Victory

Finally… we’ve reached the ultimate goal – The Resurrection!

Hallelujah!

Ring bells!

Sing for joy!

Jump and shout!

Death loses. Sin is defeated. The powers of evil get their butts kicked. God wins. Light wins! Love wins! Jesus wins!

If our team just won the championship, we wouldn’t sit there silently, looking serious. We’d be jumping up and down with joy. The same should be true at Easter. It is a victory with a capital V!

But with his Resurrection, Jesus invites into a different kind of Victory. A victory unlike anything else in this world.

Easter means it’s time to start the party!

spring sunset

Our reading this week is Acts 10:34-43 and our music is the classic Easter hymn “Thine is the glory” performed by Spring Harvest.

Questions for reflection:

Where have you seen “new life” around you? Waar heb jij “nieuw leven” gezien om je heen?

If you’ve ever won a championship or a prize, what did it take to do that? What can that teach us about our faith in God. Als je ooit een kampioen bent geweest of een prijs hebt gewonnen, hoe is dat werkelijkheid geworden? Wat kunnen wij daaruit leren over ons geloof in God?

What are some of your favourite Easter traditions? Wat zijn sommige van jouw favoriete gewoontes of tradities met Pasen?

Here is an Easter prayer by Archbishop Desmond Tutu:

“Good is stronger than evil;

love is stronger than hate;

light is stronger than darkness;

life is stronger than death.

Victory is ours, through him who loves us.”

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