New Life

Joanna Seabourne

Associate Rector

Having moved house in August this is the first time we have seen our garden in spring. Out of patches of earth that seemed barren and empty are shooting up beautiful snowdrops and daffodils. Signs of life in what seemed lifeless, beauty in places that seemed dark.  

Spring flowers are an amazing reminder to us every year of new life. As we prepare ourselves to celebrate Easter, and walk again through the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection we give thanks for the new life that each of us can know in Jesus and the fact that we can live without fear of death, for death has been defeated. As well as that first new birth when we welcome Jesus into our lives there is an ongoing process of being renewed by God. Are there areas of your life at the moment that seem empty or worn out and that you’re longing to see new life in? Are there areas of our church life together where you long to see new life?  

Let’s pray together for the new life of Jesus to be seen in each of us and for us to be able to have eyes to see where God is bringing new shoots of life to birth around us, sometimes in situations that feel very dark and difficult. Just as a gardener tends the area around the spring flowers ensuring there is space for the flowers to breathe, to grow and for their splendour to be seen, let us work hard together to protect and enable others to see this new life and beauty.

This month sees the start of our Truth for Life Saturday morning seminars when Jonathan will be helping us to firstly ask the big question of - Who is the God of the Bible? Then to look carefully at the book of Romans to answer some huge questions that each of us face. Click on the link above for more information and don’t miss out on this great opportunity to delve deeper into the Bible and discover more of life in God. 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
— 2 Corinthians 5:17

Happy Easter!