Friday, April 14, 2017

Archbishop John Sentamu.

God identifies with all our pain and suffering because his son Jesus suffered the worst that humanity could throw at him on that first Good Friday. He suffered that unspeakable death on the Cross so that each one of us might have the opportunity to know God intimately and live lives of true freedom and justice. As my
friend and former Archbishop Rowan Williams writes: “Wherever you are, however lost
you are, however much darkness there is around you, you have not gone beyond the reach of God.” For me, what we remember about Jesus this Easter changed everything. His death on the cross and glorious resurrection gave to mankind a true and certain hope for the future. Not just a hope, but a promise. A promise that one day all will be well. As Revelation 21: 4 declares: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” I’m holding Jesus to that promise. It’s the only hope that I have.

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