Easter Hope

Published on Friday 17 April 2020

Eggs are usually associated with the Easter Season, and I have to admit that I have myself enjoyed a few chocolate ones since Sunday!

They signify the new hope that the emergence of a chick illustrates. Something that is fresh and filled with life! Perhaps we should similarly be seeing this as a stimulus and reminder during our current lockdown. For surely (as in the midst of the deepest darkness of the crucifixion of Christ), there are so many glimmers of hope and potential for new life emerging even in what are dark and difficult times.

One of the amazing results of the Covid Pandemic is the rush of goodwill and extraordinary feats that people are engaging in, and the response that they elicit from a good, kind and generous public. I am thinking particularly of the war veteran, Captain Tom Moore from Yorkshire who set himself the task of doing one hundred laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. It has given me, not only an overwhelming sense of the goodness of the vast majority of the human race, but a new hope that in the coming months our society and our actions may be changed for good as we juggle with our new experiences and try to manage the return to (what I pray) will be a new and even better normality.

Let's hope we don't drop the egg! Then this will truly be remembered as a 'Joyful Eastertide' as our Choir sings in this highly recommended video.

with continuing hope and prayer

Nils

Goodness is stronger than evil;
love is stronger than hate;
light is stronger than darkness
life is stronger than death;
victory is ours through Him who loved us.

Desmond Tutu (John 1.5)


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