The rising of the Son

he is risen
It’s wonderful to see the signs of spring around us and enjoy the warmth of the sun. The sun has been in the news recently, with stories about stellar storms, solar power, and impending drought. 93 million miles may seem like a long way away, and on a cloudy day we may even forget that it’s there, but the importance of the sun’s presence at the centre of the solar system can’t be overstated. Without the sun there would be no life on this planet.

With the reappearance of the sun and the new life of spring, comes Easter. Easter is the central festival of the Christian year and the importance of the Easter events can’t be overstated. Easter is about life and death – or rather the death and life – of Jesus Christ and of every human that has ever lived. It recalls events a long way off that can be ignored or taken for granted, but if true are of universal importance. Whether the sun shines affects us all. Whether God’s Son rose from the dead is even more significant.

This Son is very much in the news at our churches this Easter. Whatever your age or outlook you are very welcome to join us to investigate, reflect on, and celebrate the rising of God’s Son and the life that He brings.


Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey

Rector of Harwell with Chilton

April 2012