St Georges Hyde

Pastoral Worker Letter

Dear all

Easter Sunday is a day that feels hopeful – as we celebrate and commemorate the resurrection of our Lord; indeed every Sunday is a celebration of the fact that Jesus is alive! The empty tomb gives us hope in a number of ways; in forgiveness, peace, assurance and of heaven and this is all focused on Jesus in whom we have our hope. Without Jesus our lives would be hopeless.

However whilst Easter is supposed to be a joyful time and a celebration of new life giving us hope this is hard when you are finding life difficult. The criminal who was dying on the cross next to Jesus demonstrated the truth that all we need is a small amount of faith– He cried out to Jesus “remember me when you come into your kingdom” 
(Luke 23: 42). Our hope is that God remembers us and our prayers and that we too can call on Jesus just as the criminal did when all of our hope has gone and He will remember us. As we place our hopes before Him this Easter and beyond, we can trust He will remember us and all of our needs and will act on our prayers to Him. Jesus can heal us, provide for us and increase our faith when we are unsure. 

In the words a hymn I like:-

My hope is built
On nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust
The sweetest frame
But wholly lean
On Jesus’ Name

Let us look forward with Hope!

Katy Jones