Easter this year has felt a little muted, and lonely, not its full sunshine. It’s made me consider Jesus’ resurrection, which for those who loved him came with bewilderment and deep uncertainty. Sometime in the night or predawn hours of that morning, a mystery beyond human comprehension transpired. No sunlight illuminated the event. No human witnessed it. There wasn’t a trumpet blast or an organ thunder. It’s holy fulness stays shielded from our eyes.
All we can know is that in an ancient tomb on a dark night God worked to bring life out of death. Somehow, from a place of loss and misery, grief and pain, God enacted resurrection. It took everyone even those who knew and loved Jesus by surprise, in the most mysterious of ways. And we learn the glorious truth that Jesus breathes light out of darkness, hope out of despair and life out of death.
Lingering at the tomb we can find a glimmer of light, a hope even in the deepest pains, even when all feels lost and impossible to navigate. We learn God is there with us and that Easter day comes, with a new dawn, a new path of life and a smile.
Easter Blessings to you all,
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Revd Nikki Mann
Nikki is the Priest in Charge of the Raddesley Benefice (which consists of 6 churches) in Cambridgeshire