an amazing time of year. Out of bulbs frozen in the ground abound
daffodils, crocus, hyacinth and other
brave bold flowers. Brown bare
twigs sport shoots of green leaves. Blossom adorns trees and
Seeds which have laid buried sprout and grow. Newness is springing all around. Frogs and butterflies ne
emerging, birds building nests, bees beginning to hum. Life awakens.
around us reflects the hope and new life at the very heart of Easter.
the cross springs forgiveness.
From Jesus’ sacrifice comes salvation
His love flows new beginnings.
From His victory triumphs eternal life. From the resurrection rises true hope.
why we have brought “crosses of hope” into the church during the
inspire and remind us that the cross was not
the end, but the beginning.
birth, His coming into the world is like the planting of a seed,
which now dwelling amongst us, grows
in grace and flourishes to yield
the bounty of God’s blessings. Growing until the joy of Christmas
by the enormity of Easter hope.
This year we have a focus on the words of Jeremiah Chapter 29, verse
11 (N.I.V.): “For I know the
plans I have for you, to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. At the
Jeremiah was speaking to the people of Israel in exile about a
future hope of return to Jerusalem and finding
us the hope of new beginnings,
of forgiveness and of receiving God’s grace springs from the cross.
The place of blessings.
is at the cross that God’s plans of salvation are rooted.
is at the cross where the price is paid for us to prosper.
the cross our enemy who harms us is
defeated .It is at the cross where a future home in heaven is won.
And from the cross comes resurrection, concluding one day in the
crescendo of a new heaven and earth.
has died, Christ has risen,
Christ will come again Hallelujah. Easter blessings to you all, Sue