Mildenhall Anglican Church

It’s 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 hedgerows.

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.

Spring around us reflects the hope and new life at the very heart of Easter.                                                      

From the cross springs forgiveness.                                                                                                                     

From Jesus’ sacrifice comes salvation


From His love flows new beginnings.                                                                                                                    

From His victory triumphs eternal life. From the resurrection rises true hope.

That’s why we have brought “crosses of hope” into the church during the lead up

to Easter. To inspire and remind us that the cross was not 

the end, but the beginning.

Jesus 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 is eclipsed

by the enormity of Easter hope.

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 time    

Jeremiah was speaking to the people of Israel in exile about a future hope of return to Jerusalem and finding

God’s blessings.

For us the hope of new beginnings, of forgiveness and of receiving God’s grace springs from the cross. 

The place of blessings. It is at the cross that God’s plans of salvation are rooted.                                            

It is at the cross where the price is paid for us to prosper. At 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.

Amazing. Christ has died, Christ has risen,

Christ will come again    Hallelujah. Easter blessings to you all, Sue