Psalm 46:10
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

I sometimes struggle to be still.

I wonder who inspires you? This Mothering Sunday in church we read the story, from the start of Exodus 2, of baby Moses being rescued from his floating basket, and we encountered three very inspirational women.

If 6am on Easter Sunday was a bit early for you, here's Emma's talk from the Sunrise service:

What are you like with surprises? Does the idea of a surprise party fill you with joy or horror? Do you relish the adrenaline of the unexpected or prefer to know exactly what is round the corner? I am always impressed with Jesus’ restraint when he first encounters the women who have been told he has risen from the dead, because if I were him, I wouldn’t have gone with ‘greetings’ I’d have gone ‘surprise!’ Because it was a surprise, even though perhaps it shouldn’t have been, even though he had told his followers he would rise from the dead, when they got to that moment where a distant and forlorn hope became reality they were surprised.

Anyone reading this who knows me won’t be surprised to learn that my answer to that question is usually a nice cup of tea. But sometimes I’m not in the mood for tea: if it’s really hot, I might fancy a lemonade, or if it’s really cold perhaps a hot chocolate.

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