The sun is pouring in through the bedroom window out of a cloudless blue sky, on a freezing cold day.
The cat is washing himself in a patch of warm sunshine at the corner of the bed.
The birds are singing, and it is Easter Day!
The shout goes out through out the world
"Christ has died,
Christ is Risen,
Christ will come again!"
Today in church we will celebrate His Resurrection. One of my favourite days of the year. A time of hope.
|Summerhouse Saturday 30th March 2013|
There they were at the side of the little road, cheerful, and opening up in the sunshine.
I began to feel, maybe, (just maybe?) winter could be losing it's iron grip.
In that sheltered spot the sun was warm on our faces, the wind did not bite to the core and I began to believe that slowly and surely, the Spring was advancing......
|Crocus flowers by the side of the road.|
Just as Wordsworth wrote,
"My heart leaps up
When I behold a rainbow in the sky"
So my heart gladdens at these now tangible signs of a new season finally approaching and hints, miniscule, of warmer days.
The tension of the winter begins to unwind as the sun warms our skin again. Like a coiled spring relaxing.
I sat in the summer house for a short time in the afternoon, with a cup of tea, and could feel a hint of better days on the horizon, at long last.
I suppose having lived with leaden skies and frozen earth for what seems like so long this winter, anything that points to a change is seized upon to give us hope!
Yes, we still have extremely cold nights and frosty mornings, but the sun is gaining strength at long last.
Tomorrow is the start of a new month. April.
A bittersweet month for us. A month of new beginnings, lighter evenings, plants and trees bursting into new life, and what would have been our oldest son's 37th birthday on the 23rd.
But, today is Easter Day, and we know we will see him again sometime. Our "sure and certain hope in the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ"
And tomorrow we are going to see our two lovely grandchildren, and our younger son and his wife.
Happy Easter everyone!