In the middle of the night, in the dark, my four year old knows how to find me after a bad dream or if he’s not feeling well. The dark of the night doesn’t stop him seeking me out and finding me.

When we’re in the dark, going through a hard time, we can be secure and know that God is there to be found. That even though it can be the darkest hour and we feel not a glimmer of hope we are not alone and God is there with us. This is the promise of Easter. At Jesus’ time of death on the cross, God could not be there for Him so that He can be there for us. Jesus, forsaken by God so that we never have to experience the same.

Easter – the birthday of hope, the promise of being with God forever.