You remember the old joke of the four men in a small plane – a pilot, a student, a bishop and a brilliant professor.
As the plane is flying along the pilot radios back to say “I’m sorry to tell you that the engines have failed – I’m even sorrier to tell you that we only have three parachutes. But since I own the plane and the parachutes, I’m taking one” and out he jumps.
The brilliant professor then jumps up and says, “I am so clever that we owe it to the country to keep me alive – so I’m taking one too” and out he jumps.
The old bishop then says to the student, “I’m an old man – you take the last parachute.” To which the student replies, “There are still two parachutes sir, the brilliant professor just left with my rucksack.”
Most people are moving towards death under the illusion that they are safe – but the ‘rucksack’ of optimism and “I’m a good person” thinking, will tragically fail them. Only the ‘parachute’ of Jesus Christ will make you safe to arrive – did not Jesus say, “I am the way…no one comes to the Father except by me”?
(John 14:6). If you are not ready for death you are not ready for life – why not join us this Easter to find out how to be safe and sure!
Join us for hope with good reason this Easter at St Thomas’ Anglican Church, North Sydney
19 April Good Friday
21 April Easter Sunday
5pm All ages