Reawakening Resurrection

Molweni zihlobo, sisters and brothers in Christ,

The time has come once again for us to be reawakened by the resurrection power of our God. Resurrection is at the core of our Gospel life, the very basis of our faith.

During Easter we are reawakened to what Brian D McClaren calls an uprising. In his book “We make the road by walking” this is what he says concerning the resurrection: “Resurrection has begun. We are part of something rare, something precious, something utterly revolutionary. It feels like an uprising. An uprising of hope, not hate. An uprising armed with love, not weapons. An uprising that shouts a joyful promise of life and peace, not angry threats of hostility and death. It’s an uprising of outstretched hands, not clenched fists.”

You are invited to join this uprising if you have never been part of it. Those who have been, let this year’s Easter be a reawakening. It requires a courageous faith to be part of such a life-giving uprising.

To this end, I echo Will Willimon’s reflection of the experience of Easter: At Easter we are met by a living, free Lord, the risen Christ. To be met by the living God is a bit frightening, because it means that our God will not be locked in the past, will not be imprisoned in history or within our limited notions of what God can or cannot do. Jesus is raised!

This Holy Week offers us the opportunity to celebrate Easter together as a Circuit. Services during the week will be held in the Circuit’s different congregations and will give us the chance to worship together as a community.

Please join the “uprising” as we are reawakened to the gift and grace of Jesus’ resurrection.

Jesus is raised! Indeed the Lord is raised! Jesus lives! Indeed the Lord lives! So, by serving, worshipping, and following we become life-giving prophetic agents.

Grace and Peace


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