For many people, the start of a New Year is not something to look forward to.
The weather can be depressing — cold, wet, windy etc. The season of Lent
doesn't help, this is a time for self-examination, and what is revealed about
ourselves isn't always pleasing.
Yet, as Winter moves into Spring our mood can change. The weather can be
pleasant, the daylight evenings become longer and our spirits are uplifted. Lent
is replaced by Easter, as spiritual moods become transformed. No matter how
unworthy we may have felt during Lent, all that is put behind us, as we joyfully
and gratefully accept that whatever wrongs we may have done in the past, and
whatever lapses and failings we may have in the future, these have been
nullified by the saving act of love shown by Jesus on the Cross.
Easter truly can be a joyful and uplifting time of year! No matter what state of
mind you may have at present, I hope that this Easter will be a time when you
cheerfully experience 'the joys of Spring' and accept the saving power of Christ
into your hearts.
Psalm 9: 1-2 'I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the
marvellous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I
will sing praises to your name, O Most High.'
Have a joyful Easter!
Tim and Norma
Contact the Vicar:
Phone: 01625 425510