“…I have called you by name, you are mine..”

Isaiah 43:1  NIV

In the garden
The tomb was bare,
Flowers were budding,
Blossom everywhere.

Where has he gone?
Can he be found?
The tomb is empty,
Is Jesus around?

Where are you Lord?
I call out your name.
I listen, I look
In every cranny and nook.

I turn and see, before my eyes
The Son of God, what a surprise!
Calling my name, loud and clear,
………, my precious child, I am here.

God of amazing grace,
You know me by name – yes, me!
You love me – yes, me!

God of amazing grace, we praise You and reflect on the power of your love; the love that resurrected Jesus from the darkness of the tomb and gave life.

On that first Easter morning Mary Magdalene, after witnessing Jesus give his life on the cross on Good Friday, heard the risen Jesus call out her name….. We praise you and thank you, God of amazing grace, that You know us  and call to us by name……

As we turn to You, we thank You that You are alongside us in the garden of our lives. As we consider our response to your call, refresh our hearts and minds with the assurance of your living, loving presence with us.  May the beauty and colour of springtime remind us of your love, and may we tell others of this love, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth