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Letter from Revd Leonora Hill, 'Signpost' & services - March 2021

on Mon, 01/03/2021 - 12:00pm

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Revd Leonora Hill
Email: [email protected]

Dear Friends,

March sees us in the season of Lent, when we remember the sacrifice of Jesus
Christ who withdrew into the wilderness for 40 days to fast and pray. The
pandemic restrictions of this last year have felt like something of a wilderness
experience for us all – a prolonged period filled with isolation, deprivation and,
sadly for many, deep sadness at the loss of a loved one. This time of darkness
has allowed us to spend time reflecting on our lives and what is important,
perhaps even asking deep questions of faith, to better understand how our life
story fits with God’s story of hope and love.

As we slowly creep out of winter, every day we see signs of spring emerging in
our villages and across the countryside, from daffodils on verges, lambs in fields
and birdsong emanating from trees and hedgerows. In the profoundly hope-filled
words of Martin Luther, ‘God has written the promise of resurrection, not in books
alone, but in every leaf of springtime.’ As we journey through a second ‘COVID
Lent’ may we be reminded of God’s faithfulness and sustaining presence with us
in these challenging days and if you feel adrift, or have questions that you would
like to explore, please do get in touch.

Gill Thompson – Anna Chaplain: Ridgeway Benefice