by Charmain Hibberd

Creative Media Coordinator, CBN Europe

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Same Story, Fresh Eyes

Reading through the Easter narrative every year is a habit that I have tried to cultivate. It is my way of reminding myself of the extent of the sacrifice that was made for me. Each year I hope to discover the story in a fresh way.

This year, whilst preparing for this series, I was drawn back a little further beyond the ‘regular’ beginning of the story, to John chapter 17.

I’d never fully picked up on the fact that the priority of Jesus, before He began His grueling journey to the cross, was to pray. I knew about the Garden of Gethsemane but had skipped over John 17. A full chapter, prior to the Easter journey, was dedicated to Jesus communing with the Father and I simply hadn’t picked up on it.

It’s as if Jesus, knowing what He was about to face, needed to fully immerse Himself in the presence of the Father, giving Him the power and the strength to withstand what was before Him.

The Importance of Prayer

Reading through chapter 17 of John, I’m reminded of the importance of prayer. Prayer, simply put, is talking to God. To complicate prayer further is to heap burdens upon ourselves that we then struggle to stand up under.

Jesus, I can imagine, didn’t change His tone, didn’t put on a ‘prayer voice’ nor did He go on and on. He simply and honestly – and with great vulnerability – pleads with the Father to protect the people who belong to Him.

These are my thoughts. As we travel through the story of Jesus’s death, burial and resurrection, my question to you will be this – what does today’s scripture reveal to you?

Each of us relates to God in a deeply personal and unique way and, rather than impose my interpretation onto you, it is my prayer that you will discover what God is highlighting to you, for you.

Intimacy is the mark of a healthy relationship, knowing one another and accepting one another wholly. God wants to speak to you personally today and, just as Jesus prepared Himself for the cross in prayer, I would encourage you to prepare yourself in prayer for what God may want to do in and through you this Easter time.


In each day of our Exploring Easter Devotional, we will have some new questions to ask you regarding what you have read. Why not take some time, listen to some music, and contemplate what God would say to you today?

Q1. What does today’s scripture reveal to you?

Q2. How can you challenge yourself to look at the Easter narrative afresh this Easter period?

Q3. What are you hoping God would do as you commit to exploring His Word over Easter?

As we travel through the story of Jesus’s death, burial and resurrection, my question to you will be this – what does today’s scripture reveal to you?


Prince of Peace

Life-giving Groceries

Into The New – Day Two

Into The New – Day One

A Safe Place to Grow

Everlasting Father

Equipped to Thrive

Mighty God

Fresh Start – Day Two

Fresh Start – Day Three

Fresh Start – Day One

Superbook – Day Five

Superbook – Day Four

Superbook – Day Three

Superbook – Day Two

Superbook – Day One

We won’t stop helping!

Human – Day Six

Human – Day Five

Human – Day Four

Human – Day Three

Human – Day Two

Human – Day One

Wonderful Counsellor

October 2022 Reach

Real Life Stories

7 Days Ablaze – Day Six

7 Days Ablaze – Day Two

7 Days Ablaze – Day One

Power in the Light

The Gospel is Contagious

Restoring Childhood

Parenting Halloween

Surrounded by Love

Out of the Darkness

August 2022 Reach

Free and Free Indeed

From Prison to Freedom

From Lack to Living

The Power of the Gospel

A Change of Heart

Building a New Future

The Community of Hope

A Vision of Abundance

Overcoming the Dark

Gospel Power


June 2022 Reach

Protecting Your Joy

Joy Has A Reason

Choose Joy

True Joy

April 2022 Reach


The Power of One

February 2022 Reach

The Love we Deserve

Love in the Community


Love is a Verb

Burn Victim Finds Healing

December 2021 Reach

Servant or Served?

Building Hope In Romania

Nowhere To Turn

The Power of Love

Hide and Seek


Praying To Go To Church

Never Lose Your Wonder

More Than Just Stories

When They Saw the Star

Superbook Christmas 2021

October 2021 Reach

August 2021 Reach

Walking in the Sweet Spot

A Future Without Sound

Miracle on the Ground

When Lives Are Restored

Hungry Cries in Cambodia

God Uses Broken Lives

How Ani Found Faith

Still in the Race

Born into Brokeness

Growing Healthy Fruit

Changed into a New Person

The Tominet’s Family

Community Through Sport

Stuck or Safe?

Abandoned, Hungry and Alone

Water for Ariela’s School

Embrace Your Journey

A Child’s Curiosity

Sumo’s Story

Is God Real?

Praying Beats Crying

Ditch The Rotten Fruit

On Eagle’s Wings

June 2021 Reach

In The Field

Renewed Hope

Life-Giving Words

April 2021 Reach

Santi’s Story

Pairin’s Story

Inside Out

Ivan’s House

The God Chase

February 2020 Reach

My Redeemer Lives

Love Never Fails

Love Out Of Faith

Love Rejoices In Truth

Warming A Child

Love Hopes All Things

December 2020 Reach

January Partner Message



CBN Europe Impact

New Year, New You..?

The Gift Of New

Faithful Servanthood

Hope Through Loss

Childlike Excitement 2020

Gideon’s Story

Out of The Silence, Music


Washing Away Her Pain

A New Home For Angel

December 2020 Reach

CBN Christmas Radio


To Be Free

A Heart of Obedience

Ukraine Forest Fires

Heart Check

Overcoming Depression

Overcoming Fear of Death

Overcoming Anxiety

Hearing God’s Voice

Overcoming Unforgiveness

Choosing a Church

The Cruel Grandma

Never Silent

August 2020 Reach

October 2020 Reach

An Education For Febri

From Anger to Peace

Vision Leaks

When The World Grows Dark

From Fear to Flourishing

Rachel and Doni’s Story

Hope Boxes

Sorry, Busy

A Cow for the Ryndins

Faith and the Miraculous

A New House for Myroslava

Time to Choose


Mary’s Story