Welcome to Trinity United Methodist Church
I write to you today on the first day of spring. It has been a long winter, hasn’t it? Or is it just me? It has seemed darker, colder, snowier and much longer than ever before. When Katie, our Parish Nurse, told me this morning that it was going to be spring today, I was overjoyed. At last we can look forward to brighter days and hopefully the temperature slowly rising, to spring flowers, and, of course, Easter!
One of the fun things to do during this time of the year is to look for the first bulbs that come up in the garden. There is always a race with the crocus and daffodils. I’m never sure which variety is supposed to bloom first. Does anyone know? There is a hymn which reminds me both of spring and the resurrection all at the same time called “Now the Green Blade Riseth," by J. M. C. Crum, United Methodist Hymnal.
Now the green blade riseth, from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many days has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.
As we celebrate Easter, let’s remember that Jesus didn’t just die on the cross, he rose to new life. Paul puts it this way in 1 Corinthians 55: “Where, O death is your victory? Where, O Death is your sting?”
Enjoy the spring!
Alleluia, He Lives!