Deacon Marcianne’s blog – Easter ’24

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ; our Lord and Saviour. Certainly, dates on the calendar have worked in our favour, as the Easter season is bridging the two significant months regarding our faith. The month of March ending with Easter Sunday, the day of resurrection of Jesus Christ our Saviour, brings a triumphant end to death, darkness and fear. On the other hand, the month of April emerges with Easter Monday, a day for each one of us to individually and deeply be reflecting about our own ‘’take away’’ from the events of Holy Week, setting a tone and strong ground for the days to come.

From the Holy Week reflections, we surely know that Jesus Christ gave his ‘today’ for our ‘tomorrow’, signalling that from death’s darkness, life’s hope blooms, strengthening our faith.

Recently, I was reminded that when David faced Goliath, he didn’t talk about how dangerous Goliath was, rather He talked about how great God is. We are encouraged to not talk of fear, instead we are to talk of faith and carrying Jesus’ resurrection in our daily actions. Our faith doesn’t rest in the wisdom of men, but in the POWER of God who resurrected Jesus Christ from the death to life in its true meaning.

From all that, we learn that we are all torchbearers and spokespeople of the faith in this world, from the day we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. We are to inspire those around us, giving hope to the hopeless to reinforce their faith, ‘’for we are to God, the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing’’ (2 Corinthians 2:15). The blood of Jesus still works it never loses its power!

Learning and practicing our faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection, begins and finishes our days with thoughts of gratitude. Those first and final moments set the tone for the many minutes that fall in between. Living these principles in our daily life, helping others to come and surrender to Christ, is a constant call to bring Him into our way of life. We are the light to those around us, if and when our actions and words create a legacy that inspires, encourages, enables, and empowers others to dream more, learn more, and strengthen their faith, then in return they make will more disciples for Jesus.

May God bless our actions and words this April as we continue to make disciples for His glory in the name of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Yours in his service,

Probationer Deacon Marcianne Uwimana.