The United Reformed Church Chesham
April/May 2021 Newsletter
As I write this, we are all about to fill in Census 2021 – for the first time most data will be collected online. Censuses, of some shape or form, have taken place for thousands of years, at varied frequencies for various reasons. The most well-known census in the New Testament took place at the time of Jesus Christ’s birth.
In his early ministry people followed Jesus; seeing miracles and believing he was the promised Messiah. There were some doubters. On Good Friday we try to comprehend the sacrifice that Jesus made dying on the Cross and the anguish and worry that the disciples felt. In our personal lives, we may have had moments of despair and found some days very difficult. Without a doubt we have all been impacted by the pandemic of the last year.
However, we take solace from the fact that, in this world God has created, we have beautiful daffodils and tulips to enjoy at this time of year. We have scientists who have been working hard developing the vaccines that will help to enable us all to return to some kind of normality. So, although we may at times have some difficult days, we know that things will brighten up. Just as on Easter Sunday we can celebrate at home by decorating eggs, baking cakes or on the now well-known Zoom calls!
Matthew 28:6 “He is not here; HE HAS RISEN, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.”
On Easter Sunday we know there is light, Christ has risen, and all will be well.