Sunday, April 8, 2012
Easter 2012 Beach Rock, Barkhamsted
Over 100 people showed up on this beautiful morning to celebrate Easter Sunday morning at Beach Rock overlooking the reservoir. As we walked through the woods, I remembered past times when I had a winter coat and a blanket to keep me warm. Today my winter coat was more than sufficient.
Singing "Morning Has Broken" we knew we would not be treated to a spectacular sunrise due to the clouds. Yet, I thought, isn't this symbolic? Jesus had said to Thomas, "because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20:29). We knew as we stood on the rock overlooking the water and mountains, that the sun would rise today although the clouds blocked our view. Not seeing the sunrise there was completely symbolic of our faith--our faith on the Rock and that the Son (and sun) did rise.