Today it was up to Harrisburg. The kids colored eggs at pappy’s church while Abby and I went to pick up her birth certificate. It was needed to apply for a passport. On our way from the church to Vital Records, we saw some signs of Spring.
Seeing the beautiful flowers in the midst of a concrete garden of humanity’s efforts and structure and organization is a good reminder of what Good Friday is all about.
Given humanity’s efforts to bring everything under our control, we often forget that we are not in charge. No matter how impressive things look, or how long we have had something in place. We forget all too often that there are other things that have been around a lot longer. This past winter is a great reminder that we don’t control the weather, often it impacts and alters our plans.
Good Friday is a great opportunity to for us to wonder about God. To see God’s vision for the world, to see the creation, to feel God’s presence. It is an opportunity to look at death in the face and the potential of nature and how destructive it can be and to remember that out of death comes life. A Good Friday to everyone.