Easter celebrations are over, but the light of Easter continues to shine! It is important for us to have the Light of Easter that revealed the victory of Jesus Christ over death and evil! There can be so many occasions when darkness tries to overwhelm us! Those who trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour need to remember and take constant encouragement that they are children of light! They are people of Easter! They walk in the Light and victory of Easter!
On Sunday evening, 18 June 1815, a few miles south of Brussels the Battle of Waterloo was over. Wellington defeated Napoleon and he wanted to send news of the victory to Britain. A series of line-of-sight communication stations were set up to pass on the message of the good news. But as the message was sent thick fog set in and the signallers could not see the second part of the message that was transmitted to them. All they could pass on to Britain was: “Wellington defeated…” The people in Britain were crushed and distressed. It was a devastating news. Then the fog lifted, and the second half of the message was revealed: “Wellington defeated Napoleon at Waterloo!”
Imagine if we had only the first part of the news of Holy Week: Jesus died on the cross. That would be devastating news! Bad news of defeat! All hope would be crushed. But Easter morning dawned with glorious light and revealed the whole picture. The tomb was empty! It revealed God’s victory: Jesus died on the cross but rose to life!
You need the Light of Easter to see and read the full message of Good News! You need to be in the Light of Christ to know the full story of your life!
Light of the worldHere I am to Worship – Tim Hughes; 2000 Thankyou Music
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You