A Sunday Reflection – Lent 5 in Christian Calendar
Martello Tower, Saints Bay, Island of Guernsey. English Channel.
I have always loved pictures of hills, or looking across toward them.
Ordinary life is often like valleys and hills and I have found by focussing on the possibilities of climbing higher and looking beyond has given me hope. It’s a reminder of Psalm. 121 ...I will lift my eyes – unto the hills. From whence comes my help?…..My help comes from the Lord. who made heaven and earth. v1
As Christians, the remembrance of ‘a green hill, far, far way without a City Wall.’ A hill called Golgotha, should be coming to our minds more clearly as we approach Easter. This remembrance should be deeper, profound, life changing and eternally challenging.
Let the Easter Bunnies hop and a world with constant push for materialism and excitement continue to roll onwards, BUT……….let us truly stop and think.
The Easter story is about suffering and dying. Sacrifice. The Easter story is about a SAVIOUR. The Easter story is about RESURRECTION...but the Easter story would not have by itself lived on ……Today millions are willing to die for its TRUTH. If the story had ended there, as an event in the ancient past. .
We must also remember that the story did not end with RESURRECTION. Thank God!
The sinless Saviour’s SPIRIT……..Eternal Spirit..….even from the Beginning of life itself GOD ..(perhaps even before recorded creation history)……… was sent by the Saviour Himself to this Earth to live on in all who will believe in Him and accept the Gift. Now this is:
H O P E
(At the highest hilltop level)
Thoughts, prayers and Love!