View from the Vicarage

“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:6 When you hear or see the word ‘empty’ what do you imagine? An empty room or an empty horizon perhaps? The absence of something or someone? Or something without meaning maybe? So when we hear about the empty tomb of Jesus on the first Easter Day, what comes into our minds? He has gone, disappeared into thin air? Or may be been taken away by someone? Abandoned his friends? The tomb has no meaning now…or does it? When we think of any great leader through history, we know that their graves are occupied. Only Jesus proved that what He said was true by creating the empty tomb from rising from the dead! And his friends did not abandon him, but testified to his risen presence, which resulted in the spread of the Christian faith throughout the world. In fact for 2000 years, Christians have continually affirmed that the empty tomb of Jesus is actually the foundation of our faith, the symbol of our hope, and the promise of God’s presence forever! That is truly something to celebrate as we crack open our eggs on Easter Day and we would love you to join our celebrations too- just look out for the flier! With every blessing for this holy season

Revd Gaenor Vicar Holy Trinity Church, Yeovil