Easter Message from Wayne Belcher

Hello folks,

I might just be getting old, but not a year goes by that I don’t think more deeply about Easter. Don’t get me wrong, I really love Christmas, and from the perspective of being a follower of Jesus, that is obviously a very special milestone of my faith. But Easter … Easter is the cornerstone event of my relationship with Jesus Christ.

This Holy Week, the last week of Jesus’ earthly service to humanity, is essential to Christianity. If Jesus was not crucified (we remember that on Good Friday), and if Jesus was not raised from death (remembered on Easter Sunday / Resurrection Day), then my faith is in vain.

It is because of my belief and faith in Jesus that I can serve you and our residents through Braemar Presbyterian Care. Braemar believes we are called to provide care to others because the love of Jesus compels us.

Church is not just about preaching and singing. It is about Jesus’ love in action. It is about adding value and hope to the life of others, one person at a time. One very tangible way in which the Presbyterian Church in WA shows that love is through its ownership and management of Braemar.

I write all of the above to hopefully provoke you to think a little about this coming weekend. You may not have ever thought too much about the real reason for Easter. Believe it or not, it really does have much more meaning than chocolate, Easter Eggs, chickens, and rabbits.

Some friends have prepared the video below. Please take the time this weekend to have a look at this video. It focuses on how we might each have the wrong idea about Jesus:

Although for the purpose of sharing this video to Braemar Presbyterian Care, I had express permission to edit out the credit to Australian Baptist Ministries and Crossover Australia, I want to thank my gracious friends who created the video for Baptist Churches across the nation.

If you want to know a little more about any aspect of the video, please do not hesitate to email me, or catch up with Reverend Paul, our Chaplain.

Thank you all for your continued efforts in serving our residents and their families and loved ones. Thank you for making a difference in each of the lives of people you serve.

Take care and have a very safe and peaceful Easter.

Wayne.

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