Out of Sorts

It’s interesting how things sometimes fit together.

Over the past few weeks, I have been feeling a bit “out of sorts”, a bit low, not comfortable in my own skin. There have been some issues to wrestle with, through work and some things I have been heavily involved with in the past, I can no longer be involved with.

All of this has led to me feeling very unsettled. It’s not a good feeling

For those disciples, that very first Easter must have been a very unsettling experience. Just as everything seemed to be going so well, the crowds cheering for Jesus on Palm Sunday, it all goes horribly wrong. Jesus was arrested, put on trial, crucified dead, and buried.

Just as their whole world seems to have fallen apart, they discover that Jesus has been raised from the dead and is alive and amongst them! We are, possibly, so familiar with the story we lose the impact of those words.

Just when it was finished, over, final, God does something incredible.

I was reflecting on this today when our post came.

There was a beautifully handwritten envelope that contained an Easter card. I paid real attention to it because the painting was done by a friend of mine, David Senior. It is always a treat to get a card from David because they are always special.

The painting is called “Resurrection”. What I love about it is the shading, the effect of the light. It’s a picture of hope symbolised by the presence of light.

Yes, I am out of sorts. Yes, I do feel a bit down in the dumps at the moment but, there is hope. I believe things will get better because, somehow, in the midst of darkness the light of Christ can shine.

2 thoughts on “Out of Sorts

  1. Sean, I was pleased you liked the card. Today I was thinking how the Resurrection affected 3 people. Mary Magdalen went through the emotions of Joy (at the waving palms, confusion at the trial, arrest and humiliation of Jesus, then his death and then the hope as she was the first to see his risen self. Hopes restored.
    Peter, denied his Master and was in remorse when he couldn’t say sorry, but restored when forgiven. Dignity rest
    bored and forgiveness. Then, Thomas had his doubts in the seemingly impossible but convinced without judgement , assess lets him move forwards.
    We are always, restored with Hope, Forgiveness for whatever, and though doubting but never condemned but allowed to move onwards and upwards. Risen Jesus we praise you!

  2. Sean, I was pleased you liked the card. Today I was thinking how the Resurrection affected 3 people. Mary Magdalen went through the emotions of Joy (at the waving palms), confusion at the trial, arrest and humiliation of Jesus, then his death and then the hope as she was the first to see his risen self. Hopes restored.
    Peter, denied his Master and was in remorse when he couldn’t say sorry, but restored when forgiven. Dignity restored and forgiveness. Then, Thomas had his doubts in the seemingly impossible but convinced without judgement , Jesus does not judge him but lets him move forwards.
    We are always, restored with Hope, Forgiveness for whatever, and though doubting but never condemned but allowed to move onwards and upwards. Risen Jesus we praise you!

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