“I HAVE never seen it in that way before”, so said one of the teachers at a first school this week.
The six churches of the East Vale and Avon Villages Benefice have been visiting the five first schools in the area this week, with an Easter Experience Road show.
Three ladies and two men have taken the parts of ordinary people who would have been part of the scene during the events of the first Easter in Jerusalem.
I took the part of a Roman Centurion, appropriately dressed, and told the story of my part as a guard at the tomb when Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day.
Each actor told the story in his or her own words, hence the quote from the teacher because he had never seen or heard it in quite the way we portrayed it. The presentation was ‘down to earth’ and the audiences were brought into the normal life, as it would have been for all the people who were in and around Jerusalem at the time of the crucifixion of Jesus, his burial and his resurrection.
Too often we can get caught up in the religious bits and forget that the whole story of Easter brought together so many ordinary people like us.
Let the true meaning and the reality of Easter bless each of our lives today, to see it in a different and real way.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District