The Easter Celebration in GPIA-Bali were held yesterday, Sunday April 8th 2007. At this year celebration which started at 09.00 WITA, The Words of God is preached by Pdt. I Made Sudana Lokantara S.Th ( Pdt. Lolot), which theme is " DON'T FORGET, AND UNCONVINCED TO THE WORDS OF GOD", because The Words of God is Jesus, and God have never forgotten the small and despised people. ( JOHN 20 : 11-18 )
Sometimes because of our emotions, our private interests and ambitions, we often forget God’s promises. As Maria Magdalena did, when she did not recognize Jesus when she visited the sepulchre of Jesus because she has forgetting that Jesus will rise again from the dead on the third day after His crucifixion. However, although Maria was not an uppermost figure, God used Maria to spreads the good news of His resurrection.
There are 3 important points which we can obtain from it, that is :
Don't forget The Words of God.
Trust to The Words of God, because The Words of God is Jesus
God often use the small and despised people, such as Maria who is used by God to spreads the good news of His resurrection.
You can also read the other contemplative substance in :
Psalms 119 : 16 (“I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.”)
Psalms 119 : 93 (“I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.”)
Psalms 119 : 141 (“I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.”)
John 1 : 14 (“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth”)
Matthew 11 : 25 (“At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.”)
Easter celebration in GPIA-Bali is also followed by “the Holy Feast” led by Pdt. A.A.Sutedja S.Th, and then closed by “community repast”, as utterance of thank goodness.
May this year Easter celebration bring the joyfull happiness and peace for all of us.