Hillsong Church sends a sky high Easter message

CLEAR MESSAGE: The sky writing over Wollongong on Good Friday was part of the Hillsong Church's Cross Equals Love campaign to reinforce the true meaning of Easter. Picture: Georgia Matts

CLEAR MESSAGE: The sky writing over Wollongong on Good Friday was part of the Hillsong Church's Cross Equals Love campaign to reinforce the true meaning of Easter. Picture: Georgia Matts

IT APPEARED in the Wollongong sky on Good Friday out of the blue. Literally.

A plane painted a message on the clear blue sky above Wollongong on Good Friday, sending a simple message symbolised by a cross, an equals symbol and a love heart.

The message was painted above Wollongong as part of the Hillsong Church’s Cross Equals Love campaign, aimed at reminding people about the meaning of the Easter holiday period.

The message appeared across many cities and towns and in many of the 18 countries Hillsong has churches in.

The campaign also involved the symbols being written on sand at beaches and Hillsong youth groups handing out invitations to Easter services and carrying out random acts of kindness. 

A statement from the church said the campaign theme was focussed “on Eastern truly being about what Jesus did to save the world” rather than “Easter eggs and the commercialisation of Easter”.

Hillsong originated in Australia and now has churches across the world.