From the Manse May 2019

As I look out of my window this morning, another beautifully sunny day, the tree in the street has begun to offer up the green of tightly curled leaves.

And as I write, a blue-tit, jackdaw and a sparrow are pecking the tree for dead twigs for their nests.

Having celebrated Easter, reading from Luke's Gospel this year, we heard of the women being reminded by the angels to remember what Jesus had told them. "Why are you looking for the living among the dead?"

As a CS Lewis, Narnia reader, a story of following the signs is the adventure of The Silver Chair. At each stage along the journey the characters are reminded to remember the signs and to believe them. Just like the birds, ready to prepare for their young, as the signs of the weather tells them.

What sign are you looking for now?

How are we preparing for the nurture of the Christian faith in our communities?

Some of us are looking at the church building, and considering its part in this, others are seeking ways of nurturing the spirituality of older people, visiting them at home and finding other opportunities to hear their part of the Story.

Others are nurturing young people in youth activities, others are praying.

Each one of us has a role to play in God's kingdom!

In the adventure of life Jesus, in Matthew's Gospel, chapter seven, invites us to...

"Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened".

As we get out and about, as we share our daily lives, may we continue to celebrate the signs of life in this Easter season.

God bless us, and all those connected through the local communities!

Rev Suva