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Easter Message from our Chaplain

King of Kings

I have read my children many stories over the years, and in our home without question the popular stories always include Kings and Royalty. Imagine holding all that power and authority, I am sure this is what captivated my children’s imagination.

However, it isn’t only my children that are interested in Kings and Royalty.William and Kate, Harry and Megan, Mary and Frederick, it seems that every move, word and even fashion choice these royals make is an influence on millions or people, thanks to social media.

With that kind of power and influence it is hard to imagine what a King above these royals would be like or even what a King that is above every King in our history would be like! A king above all of these would have to hold an incredible amount of power, wisdom, strength and authority.

Jesus is the king of all kings.I know this is a big statement and it is how the Bible describes Jesus. The last book of the Bible says the following about Jesus: “And on His robe and on His thigh, He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

It can be easy to think about Jesus as just the humble servant who was born in a manger. Many pictures we see of Jesus show us his humility.And he was, but often we forget to recognise that Jesus was and is the King of ALL Kings and he came to us here on earth with the purpose of restoring our relationship with God.

At Easter we remember that Jesus set aside his power and majesty and took on the nature of a servant who was obedient to death – even death on a cross.In a plot twist though, Jesus didn’t stay dead! Three days later he rose again which proved his power and authority over death and sin. No other king in the history of the world can claim that they have power over death, except Jesus!

At Easter we celebrate that our King above ALL Kings came to our rescue. He died a death that we should have died, and he rose again conquering Satan, sin and the separation from God that sin brings.Jesus is alive and at Easter we celebrate this fact and thank him that we no longer are unworthy to come into the presence of God. The King of ALL kings has by his death and resurrection made a way for us to have a relationship with him. All we need to do is trust that Jesus is who he said he was and call him our King.

May God bless you and your family this Easter and may you know his never ending love and kindness.

Clare Oudman