Once again, a miracle takes place and nature rises from the dead. Flowers bloom in a splendid fanfare of colour, lending cheer to the gloom of lockdown: delicate pink, flamboyant purple, striking white, brilliant shades of orange, yellow and red. As the famous artist, Henri Matisse, said: there are always flowers for those who want to see them. How true of Cyprus!
It is easy to understand the coining of the phrase: as busy as a bee. Be kind to nature's pollinators and honey makers!
As spring awakes at God's command and Easter approaches, the hope of resurrection to life lifts our spirits. Winter weariness fades and the longer days bring much needed light.
While we reflect this week on the Easter story and recall the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, may our spiritual hope and joy be renewed. He who gave Himself as an atoning sacrifice for the world, said:
I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?