Words from the famous, old, Simon and Garfunkel epic track from 1970. It goes on to say “ I will lay me down”. The singer takes the active role in helping be the bridge to a better side. We are seeing plenty of Troubled Water at the moment whether from local flooding or the national Covid 19 effects and on throughout the whole world.
There has always been plenty of trouble. Just read the Old Testament for a page or two and it will show that this side of life hasn’t changed. There is still plenty of trouble about and there will be more ahead. So how will you and your family cope?
How do you manage trouble? Do you rise above it, enjoy the challenge or become weary and feel let down?
Easter was a time of apparent trouble and despair when Jesus was crucified but turned out to be the greatest of victories and the start of a journey for millions of believers in Jesus Christ over the last two thousand odd years. A time of Good News in fact.
Easter doesn’t say there is no trouble, on the contrary, it says there is plenty and there are darker times than you can imagine BUT it also says that God knows and He has been there before you. He has experienced it and overcome it all.
As Christians we are called to thank God for all the good things that we have even when life isn’t perfect. We are to help each other too by bearing each others burdens, walking the extra mile, to be family to each other. We should share what we have and even love our enemy. These little pointers may help as much as handwashing in the weeks ahead!
So enjoy what you can this Easter. Enjoy being outside and our countryside. Enjoy helping others in the community and enjoy the Good News of spring and the Resurrection of Jesus.