One of the most important events on the Southern Highlands Christian School calendar each year is the Easter Assembly. While Christmas is an important time to remember the birth of Jesus as God’s son, Easter is the crucial piece of the Christianity puzzle. It is the time we remember the huge sacrifice Jesus made in giving his life for us. Without the death of Jesus (and later his resurrection), we would have no connection with God in this broken world.
Last Thursday parents and friends were invited to the Easter assembly; to witness a presentation of the Easter message. Students in Secondary School used drama to tell the Easter story, interwoven with an entertaining narrative by Roslyn and Beth from the Year 9/10 Drama class. Using a light behind a curtain, the students mimed the story with shadows and imagery, powerfully depicting the story of Jesus’ life and death through mime. The wonder of this story was reflected by the animated conversation between Roslyn (the narrator) and Beth (the seeker).
The Southern Highlands Christian School choir followed with a beautiful three part harmony arrangement of Hallelujah (originally written by Lenard Cohan, arranged by Mr Michael Bunyan). Personally, it gave me an image of the angels singing in heaven!
To finish up the assembly, Pastor Larry Mullan from The Fields Church, Bowral, gave the Easter message. He spoke about how ‘sin’ is not just about a wrong deed, it is also about us being apart from God because of Adam and Eve’s taking of the fruit against God’s instructions (this story can be read in the book of Genesis, first book of the bible). An example of this is us trying to take control of our own life and our own destiny. However, this state of separation is totally removed when we acknowledge that Jesus, being God’s son, had the weight of the world’s sin placed on him at the point of his death. Not only that, but Jesus overcoming this separation by rising to life again so that we, believing in this truth, can be connected to God. This time, for eternity.
“For God so loved the world that He sent His only son, so that whomever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
We hope Easter is a time of rest and reflection for all and may the peace of God be with you as you remember Him this Easter.