This week's #FridayReflection is "write a post on gratitude" and seeing it's Good Friday, I want to say that I am grateful for the true significance of Easter. I have been a Christian for many, many years and, for me, Easter is one of the most meaningful dates on the calendar - even more so than Christmas. It encapsulates all I believe in - the amazing sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross and the triumph of him rising again on Sunday - what's not to be grateful for?
I've attached it below and hope you can find four minutes to watch it and maybe it will touch your heart too. I think I've now watched it half a dozen times and it still resonates so strongly - the brutality and sacrifice and the ultimate power of the resurrection.
May Easter bring you the joy of the resurrection and the assurance you are loved beyond measure by a God who knows your heart and mind and soul. I am grateful for the faith I have which allows me to accept and believe this message that resonates into eternity and gives me a purpose for my life. I'm also grateful I live in a country that allows me my beliefs, and allows others to choose what they believe without fear or persecution. I will never take that freedom for granted.
Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter time together (and I hope you also get to enjoy a little bit of chocolate!)