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From the Manse - May 2017
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Revised: 02-Feb-2018
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Revd. Derek McLean
Revd. Derek McLean

In my Easter Day sermon, I spoke about the way in which the news of Jesus’ resurrection absolutely transforms everything we are and do. I mentioned the way in which it gives meaning to the fun and mayhem of Messy Church as well as giving meaning to conversations with the terminally ill and the bereaved.

Of course these events are beyond our comprehension – they are of God. Yet, through them we get a glimpse of God.

There are people who are sceptical of miracles. Quite rightly they point out that most of the time God seems to choose to obey the laws of physics which God has used as the mechanism for ordering the universe. And yet… we believe that uniquely in Jesus, and uniquely in the events of Easter we have seen the greatest miracle of them all.

We know that the earliest Christians are reported to have seen Jesus alive. We know that they lived their lives as though they believed that to be true. To me, that always seems really convincing evidence that we should take notice of the Christian story.

In turn, we should live our lives believing the Good News of the story: Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!

God bless you

Rev Derek