The President and Vice-President’s Easter message
In their Easter message, the President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference focus on the Resurrection.
The Revd Lorraine N Mellor reflects on the song I can only imagine, which reminds her of the first Easter morning when the women went to the tomb and discovered what had happened.
She says: “No resurrection erases the tragedy of the Cross. Nothing erases the violence and the horror of Good Friday … But, it is now time to rejoice and to smile and for our faces to display hope, for the tragedy of the Cross could not shut holy love out of the world.”
Lorraine invites to consider what our reaction will be to the Resurrection when we wake up on Easter morning.
Living in Glasgow, the Vice-President Jill Baker has spent a lot of the year travelling. She uses that image to think about Jesus’ journey to the cross and beyond, along with the journey of his disciples and friends, including the women who accompanied him.
She asks: “What are you waiting for at this point in your journey of life or of faith? What are we waiting for, or hoping for in our congregations, circuits, districts, in the Connexion? “
And then offers the response: “After … waiting and watching, we will be ready for the sun to rise in splendour, ready for a dawn of unimaginable glory to break.”
You can read Lorraine and Jill’s message in full here.