Saturday, April 23, 2011
We have no spring flowers,spring lambs or Easter bunnies in Cusco in April however the church calendar prompts us to reflect on Jesus' death and resurrection this Easter time. Unfortunately the evangelical church do little to celebrate Easter, often taking the attitude that as a resurrection people every Sunday is a resurrection celebration and whilst we understand this we still enjoy setting aside a special time of year to remember the amazing sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross to allow us to have a relationship with God.
It has been a joy to listen to Jessica read the Easter story to us from her new bible and to talk with Jess and Sam about why God sent Jesus to die on the cross for us. Jessica decided that chocolate Easter crosses would be more suitable than chocolate Easter eggs, maybe next year she can make some for us!
Speaking of making things we are delighted that chef Scott tried his hand at a recipe for high altitude hot cross buns, a taste of home how wonderful! And as for the chocolate eggs , well the Bristol team and a few thoughtful others have sent us a huge amount of eggs so no need to worry that we are missing out!
Tomorrow our church service will be focused on the theme of Christ's resurrection and we will be having a special celebration meal with our church family after the service. Happy Easter! may you know the power of the resurrection in your lives at this special time.