Wishing all my friends, family and followers a very Happy and Blessed Easter in remembering the reason for the season – Easter eggs, Hot Cross Buns, Family and Fun but most importantly, Jesus. Because he died we have a new life in him. My friend and fellow writer, Joy has written an Easter poem which I would like to share with you.
Gethsemane To remain, stay awake and pray these are the tasks assigned to the disciples and to us, as well, even now, as we face our own battles. Yet we brag, big ourselves up and anticipate greatness from souls of dust, or we cringe and creep because we feel like worms without worth. But God knows the state of us all too well, and he grants us the grace to have a fresh start if we're willing to ask for his help. Jesus sought to support himself but found his friends deeply lacking in their ability to keep alert, to pray faithfully and to stay awake. In the depths of his humanity he identified completely with you and me, and still he gives us grace when we mess up because he knows just what we are made of. © Joy Lenton
Joy has also just published a book of her poems written around the seasons. It is called ‘Sacred Noticing.
She uses the strong imagery demonstrated in her poetry to connect with nature and her faith in God. Each section or season in the book is illustrated like the cover above, with bold, colourful plates. I enjoyed reading this book which has enabled me to connect better with the natural world and see it as a pointer to the divine creator. Joy’s book can be found on Amazon by the link below.