Over the past few weeks I have listened to over 200 chapters of the bible from Genesis to the book of Joshua. Listening to David Suchet, (the actor Poirot) read has been a fantastic blessing – I love it. I love getting into the car and picking up the next part of the amazing journey with God and humanity. It is brilliant but it is challenging and particularly reading about the sacrificial system. All I can say is thank God for His precious son the Lord Jesus. Listen to the words of the book of Hebrews 5: 19ff.

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,  by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,  and since we have a great priest over the house of God,  let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Lent, Holy week, and Easter presents us with still another window of opportunity to re-examine our priorities in this life. We are given an invitation to come and enter into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus the living Lord. No longer, like those living in old testament times, do we need a mediator. Christ through His death and resurrection has opened the way to God who is holy.

This is a lovely time of year, Easter, Spring time moving into summer time. Please make the most of this life by seeking first the kingdom of God, in other words, sorting our priorities.

Blessings for a Christ centred Easter,

the Rectory family.