“The Joyful Eastertide”

Luke 24: 36 – 49 Peter Tupou provides our message today. This year, for some, the joy of Easter felt diminished. Families celebrated the holiday in smaller units separate from one another. Grandparents enjoyed their grandchildren from the other side of a computer screen, children searched for Easter eggs in their own homes, and congregations struggled to implement technology to replicate fellowship. But amidst all the disturbance, shock and sadness of Good Friday, we continued to live and work through the uncertainty of Saturday, to arrive at the glorious Sunday of Jesus and his love. This joyful Eastertide we are being given a rare gift – the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the origin of our Christian faith and the Gospel’s message of divine joy.