He has risen! Hallelujah!
For our Easter Sunday service, aside from the celebratory songs, prayers, readings and an affirmation of church membership via Zoom, one of the activities led by Jane (one of our deacons) to celebrate Christ’s resurrection included making an Easter garden.
An Easter garden is a helpful way to encapsulate the events of Easter in one scene, including the three crosses, upon one of which Jesus was crucified on Good Friday, the empty tomb of that first Easter Sunday and the surrounding garden. What would Jesus have seen, sensed or smelt in the garden as he left the tomb?
Scattered throughout the church were plant pots with spring flowers and plants, which the children were tasked with bringing to the front and planting in our Easter garden in the wheelbarrow. While the children planted the pots, the older ones among us drew/wrote something on a pebble associated with the good news of Easter. These were then added to the Easter garden among the spring plants.
The result – a colourful garden full of life celebrating the good news of Christ’s resurrection and what this means for our congregation, both young and old.
We wish you a happy and blessed Easter.
Why do you look for the living among the dead. He is not here; he has risen!Luke 24:5-6 (NIV)