50 years ago, the world was looking towards space – waiting for the first moon landing.
At the time, US President Richard Nixon described it as ‘the greatest week in the history of the world since Creation!’
The great preacher Billy Graham quickly corrected him – saying that far greater was the week of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
The birth of Jesus showed us that God comes near to us.
The death of Jesus shows us the death of death itself – with its eternal consequences – freeing us for eternal life.
The resurrection of Jesus guarantees that no matter how far we have strayed, there is a way for us to be friends with God – and live with him forever.
If you were alive in 1969 you would remember exactly where you were when Neil Armstrong took that first ‘small step for a man and one giant leap for mankind.’
Although none of us were there when Jesus lived and died – his resurrection was so significant that we remember and celebrate it every year and will continue to do so until he returns.
– DR GLENN N DAVIES
Archbishop of Sydney
Easter AD 2018