I saw my first Robin this morning on the church lawn!
(And NO, I wasn’t looking in a mirror!)
I cannot tell you how it brightened my day! It is still early days in March and the bad weather is not done with us, but the Robin is a sign of hope that Spring is on its way and new life is approaching. The Gospel message in a nutshell! We travel through this dark, damp time in the hope of spring and new life. Fresh and green and full of promise.
We have so much to look forward to in the coming days. Longer daylight, flowers and trees coming back to their full potential reminding us that we too can reach our full potential.
My great-niece has recently had her tonsils out after spending her whole 5 years of life plagued by repeated infections and allergies. The first day after her surgery she said to her mom, “Mom, I can smell fresh air!” How profound a statement from a 5-year-old who now recognizes what she has not realized before.
May we all be awakened to the newness of this spring season.
May we smell the fresh air and see the beauty around us in a new way and give thanks to God for it all!
Easter Blessings on all of you,
WE ARE AN AFFIRMING CHURCH
ALL ARE WELCOME
Affirm United Ensemble is an organization of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within The United Church of Canada. Affirm United works to promote the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the church and in society. The Affirming Ministries Program was launched by Affirm United and Friends of Affirm in the summer of 1992 (at that time, it was called “Affirming Congregations”). Each United Church organization that is an Affirming Ministry declares itself to be fully inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities—and they back up their words with action.