“What good would life have been to us, had Christ not come as our Redeemer?”
This line from the Exsultet sung so beautifully this year by Kate, touches me deeply, I literally get a lump in my throat and the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end!
Why so? Well because it says everything about my faith, the simple fact that I believe in a loving and forgiving God who’s love for me is so great that he gave his only son for my sake; furthermore, the nub of the matter is that I cannot prove any of this yet life really does not make sense without this simple belief in Him as my Redeemer.
This Easter is a significant first for Mark, my partner, and I as it is the first without his Mum and I was reminded time and time again throughout the three days of the love and fellowship we have found at St C’s, the prayers and thoughts have been such a consolation and despite our sadness we found celebration in this great feast.
(An earlier reflection in this series is found here).