Easter is such a hopeful time of year and this year we need that hope more than any other.
It is a time when we appreciate the new life of spring and I'm sure I'm not alone in appreciating the sights and sounds of nature which seem amplified as we spend more time at home. I don't think I've ever heard birdsong like it and I have spent some time in the garden just listening. Just listening. I don't think I ever do that. Perhaps, when we are back to some form of normality, I should spend more time listening and appreciating the world around.
It is a time when we think about the resurrection of Jesus which provides us with hope for brighter days ahead. The resurrection occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary. God the Father raised Jesus from the dead and for Christians it is the most important Christian festival, and the one celebrated with the greatest joy. We may understandably find joy more difficult to find this year, but as the children open their Easter eggs do reflect on how each one symbolises the opening of Heaven with the gift of eternal life for those who believe in Him.
Many members of our school community will be experiencing hardship and emotions which will continue to test us over the coming days and weeks but we hope you can all find hope during this most difficult and stressful time.
We are in this together. We miss you. Please Stay Safe.
I am the Resurrection and the Life.
He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live.
And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.