Reflections by the River
The alarm went off at 4-45 am Easter Morning. I felt like I had got up about five times already and lit the fire...in my half sleep.
Now was the time to do it for real.
Up I flew and I could hear my team mates, Annette and Marion, stirrring into action. Pack the car, boil the water for the thermos, get out the fruit, pack the guitar, the seed pods, the poem, the flour, the eggs.
We are running late. Who will come? Will it just be us?
When I had invited people I had quite a few strong reactions to the time...
We got there in the dark and there was a car waiting for us; who could it be? I recognised him when he got out of the car. I was very encouraged. He helped us build the fire.
Then another came through the dark gloom on foot, shrouded by a hood...the local publican!
Wow! What a great surprise, then a good friend and then some more. God's Spirit had moved seven non-church people to come and reflect and celebrate Easter morning by the river.
When the pancakes were being cooked and the tea was brewing, locals came out of their homes from across the way to join in the celebrations of the new Easter Day.
I praise God for this small but significant beginning.
Meredith Campbell Heartz Ministries (Huon Project)