"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." (1 Peter 1:3)
In my reading recently, I discovered the following poem and would like to share it with you as we journey together through the season of Easter this year. As we reflect on the message of Easter, may we come to understand a little more deeply the death and resurrection of Jesus and what this might mean to the way in which we live our lives both individually and as a member of our School community?
The Light of the World
A crown of thorns adorn my head,
I am your King. For you I’ve bled,
for you I’ve tasted pain and death,
exhaling ‘Abba’ in my breath.
Death lost its power. I slipped
miraculously from its grip –
for neither Hades, not the night
are able to retain my Light.
The deepest darkness can’t conceal
the one who can give life and heal.
I am your Saviour. Behold,
I am the Light of the World,
I’m standing at your closed door
which never opened before.
The hinges rusted, grass untamed
surrounds it. Your soul, maimed,
has lost its simple inner trust,
but, from today on, you must
unbolt and let me in. I knock,
although no latch, no lock
can ever keep me outside;
no gate, no fence, no wall can hide
your shrinking body from my view –
I am your God. I want that you
could make at last your own choice
and upon hearing my voice
without hiding anything
could welcome me. I am your King.
by Albina Kumirova
(inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite painting with the same title by William Holman Hunt)
Weekend Worship will be held in St Luke’s Chapel on Sunday May 5 between 5.30 pm and 6.00 pm. As this is our first service for Term 2, this will be our Community bring and share picnic evening. Please come along and bring a plate of food to share following the service. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Ft Iain Furby