New Life

At the end of this month we will celebrate Easter. Easter is a celebration of new life. Eggs are symbolic of new life and thus are an appropriate symbol to remind us of the meaning of the festival. The birth of a new baby into a family is a cause of joy and celebration. But it is not at Easter that we remember the birth of Jesus, but at Christmas. Although Easter is a celebration of new life, it is also the time when we commemorate the death of Jesus – so how does this fit together? After Jesus died on the cross, he was buried in a tomb cut out of rock with a large stone rolled across the entrance. Jesus had been executed by Roman soldiers on a Friday and then the tomb Jesus was laid in

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