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Revd Sharon Lord writes………..

Happy Easter!

 Bless the Lord (10,000 Reasons) is one of the most popular worship songs according to the copyright charts, and it isn’t surprising, we’ve sung it numerous times, both in church and in our online services. The words speak to us in so many ways (if you don’t know it here is the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtwIT8JjddM or it is number 9 in Pakefield Praise hymn book)

The song calls us to Bless the Lord, to worship his Holy name. The bit I want to reflect on is from the first verse:

‘The sun comes up It’s a new day dawning It’s time to sing Your song again’.

Perhaps this last year has felt like we are waiting for the sun to come up, perhaps, for you it has felt like the pre-dawn since the 23rd March 2020,

We are celebrating Easter this month, and it starts at 6am with our Sunrise (Son-rise) service and as the sun comes up a new day is dawning,

As Covid-19 restrictions start to lift, and we look forward (maybe with a bit of anxiety) to 21st June, perhaps we are starting to see the first rays of light coming over the horizon, we can see that a new day is dawning

Imagine what it was like for those first disciples on Easter morning, they too were in pre-dawn, but then, the Son of God, Jesus, burst out of the tomb, and suddenly everything changed, it was a new day dawning!

Christ is risen he is risen indeed Alleluia!

Blessings this Eastertide