We are nearing another major Christian festival but by the look of the photo above anyone would assume it is Christmas I am talking about. The picture was taken on 1st March, technically the first day of Spring and in 4 weeks we will arrive at Easter Sunday.
What happened to the signs of new life aeround us? The bright yellow of Daffodils, the bleating of new born lambs in the fields. It seems as if the bleakness of winter has overtaken our lives and we are left wondering when the hope of Spring will come. It's not quite like the much loved C.S Lewis book, 'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" when the land of Narnia was under a deep spell where it was always Winter and never Christmas.
In the story Lewis invites us into a place which is facing the most desparate times and yet there are chinks of light and hope that begin to emerge. They do so in unexpected ways. The whole story is an allegory of the Easter narrative where God himself brings hope out of despair and light out of darkness through the most extraordinary act of love history has and will ever see.
At LCBC we frequently remember this Easter Story through the whole year regardless of the season of life any of us are in. This Easter story inspires hope and reminds us that the author of life has declared his love for all of humanity, no matter who we are or what we have done.
If you would like to explore this Easter story a bit more then I'd love to chat with you. In addition, anyone is welcome to come along and join us on a Sunday morning at 10.30am.