Easter Message 2012
Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney
You can pay people to do a lot of things for you but you can’t pay someone else to do death for you. And there is no one on earth who can really tell you what it’s like. They are the facts.
If you want to travel to an exotic place, someone has been there before you and can tell you what it is like, with photos. But there are no travellers into the realm of death who come back. That’s a fact.
Well, no it isn’t a fact.
There is a man who has been there and come back and told us what to expect. That man is Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.
We Christians love Easter because it is the historical reminder that although Jesus was executed by being crucified and was truly dead, three days later he broke out of his tomb and showed that death is not the last word in life. And everything is changed. Instead of living in fear and anxiety, it’s as though God has turned the light on and dispelled our fear.
Jesus dies so that we could be forgiven and he lives to give us life beyond the grave. Now that’s a great fact!
Dr Peter F Jensen, Archbishop of Sydney, Easter, 2012 AD