Thought for the Month, by Rev. Joy Rulton

Dear friends,

Having grandchildren gives you the opportunity to watch films you’d never normally see! “The Croods” is about a family who live in cave.

“With every sun comes a new day. A new beginning. A hope that things will be better today than they were yesterday.”

Those words are spoken by Eep, who is not happy with life in the cave and dreams of ‘new beginnings’. When the cave falls in, her world is changed to something new and exciting, something she could never have expected or imagined as the family have to move out into the world.

We are now in the Easter season. Over the last few weeks, we have remembered how those first disciples were numb with grief and despair. Their world had come crashing down round them as Jesus, their friend and teacher, had died.

We’ve remembered, too, that, just three days later, their lives changed forever. Jesus was alive. Yes, they still hid, still frightened, but the darkness and despair changed to hope and joy. They were living in a time of transition though. Their old way of life with Jesus had come to an end, but they still weren’t sure of the way forward. Uncertainty about the future and quite what to do next remained. It was a time of new beginnings and discovery as they began to move out into the world again

So, as we stand in the Easter season, what do we do next?

What is God calling us to do?

Where is he asking us to go?

For us, too, as we begin to go out and live our lives again, this can be a time of new beginnings and discovery. We could find ourselves doing something we never expected or imagined.

How exciting!!