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Faith Comment published in the Petersfield Post

22 April 2015: Sid Shearing, Petersfield Evangelical Church

The Day that changed the World

One of the dramatic events in my lifetime was 9/11, the day when the twin towers were attacked and many people lost their lives. It was a shocking day for all of us who remember the awful events and pictures on television. It has had a big impact on our security and will do so for many years to come.

However there was a day of much greater importance that has changed the world. We have just celebrated Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus. From that Easter Day, the women and the disciples who saw him, were able to declare and know that He is Risen! From that day Christianity spread throughout the world.

How did this group of men who had been fishermen, farmers, tax collectors bring this about. The answer is the Resurrection. It is the day that changed everything. It changed the world. Jesus had just twelve disciples and his followers started the early church. Now 2000 years on the Christian church has grown to over 2 billion Christians around the world.

Jesus didn't write any books, yet there are more books written about Him than any other person. He didn't write any songs, but think of how many Christian Hymns and songs we have. Think of all the paintings and art that reflect Jesus. When we write the date, we acknowledge the number of years since Christ.

The Resurrection day proved Jesus is God. I know he suffered on the cross and died for my sins, rose again on the third day and is now alive for evermore. He has changed my life, has he changed yours?

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