Easter is a
reminder of the incredible power of God as we think once again of mind-blowing resurrection
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. However not everyone saw it that way at
Gospels we read of two men who left Jerusalem to go to Emmaus. They were
disturbed and deeply
saddened by the events that had taken place. Something significant happened to
which utterly transformed them. Having shared a meal with someone who they thought was
a complete stranger - they are suddenly energised. And instead of going to
sleep after their meal
they decided to go back to Jerusalem immediately.
What was the
reason? It was during the evening meal - when the stranger who had joined them
and walked with
them said grace - that they suddenly recognised that this was no stranger.
Jesus then disappeared
from their sight. Jesus who they thought was dead was alive! This was so
extraordinary that they
needed to share this good news with the other disciples. When they arrived back
the disciples told them: 'It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to
Simon' (Luke 24:34). What
excitement there must have been between the disciples! What had started as a terrible day
was transformed into a memorable day. All because of a meeting with the risen
Jesus! All because
of the realisation that Jesus had indeed conquered death!
this is what can happen when we meet with the risen Lord - he can give hope
where there is no
hope! Sometimes because of our sorrow, affliction and despair, like the two
men, we do not
recognise that Jesus is walking beside us, that he is talking to us. He has
promised to be with us every day,
until the end!
As we once
again celebrate Easter, let us open our eyes, and see the risen Lord beside us.
Together let us sing:
death hast won'.
President of Women's Ministries
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The 2015 World Day of Prayer scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2015 has been prepared by the women of the Bahamas.
See our missions projects for this next year.
Revive is is The Salvation Army's international women's magazine.