LAST Autumn my wife purchased a ready planted pot of attractive pansies which came with an unexpected surprise.
Unbeknown to her the Garden Centre had also placed a number of Spring bulbs inside the pot which have now bloomed with a vast array of colours, creating a spectacular sight.
This bargain priced pot really has been darkness and light, similar to the position that we have all been facing this last year due to Covid restrictions. Now we are seeing a glimmer of hope as we carefully crawl out of lockdown.
This reminds me very much about the first Easter when the darkness of Good Friday turned into the joy and brilliant light of Easter day.
In the Bible we read about two of Jesus’ disciples who were walking home from Jerusalem to their village of Emmaus, really feeling so downcast. This was even after they had been told by some of the others that Jesus had risen from the dead, but they did not believe their friends.
During the journey, Jesus caught up with them and although they did not recognise him because of their grief, he explained why the events of the past three days had to happen.
Eventually they realised who it was who was walking with them and then he disappeared.
Although it was late at night and very dark, they rushed back, the seven miles, to Jerusalem with the good news that they had seen the Risen Lord Jesus.
We, too, in our darkness can experience the transforming light of the Saviour, Jesus, as we allow him into our lives.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District