The coming of the resurrection…

We celebrate resurrection soon.  The daffodilsgood news came when Mary Magdalene discovered the risen Jesus before sunrise in the garden.

With that thought in mind, I contemplated one daffodil growing among hundreds in the flower bed on the northeast side of the church lawn.

The genesis of the glorious flower begins buried in the ground.

When the timing is right, the seasons change and the message encoded in the bulb responds, the bulb sprouts and the stem emerges from the darkness of the earth, straining toward the light.  This is God's timing.

Look!  Rising from the perianth — the six flowering leaves — is the cup, which recalls the way in which we remember the life of our Lord each Sunday. The cup, also called the trumpet, proclaims God's glory, albeit silently.

The bed of daffodils begs us to look and see what a wonderful and mysterious work is done that we might see glory, worship the mystery, serve the mind and heart of the Creator who provides such remarkable beauty and puts in place a code for the radiance to explode about the time we are considering the resurrected Jesus, rising and confirming his presence among  those who love him.

I am talking about one bed of daffodils.

What are the signs you see of resurrection hope in Jesus Christ this Easter?

Moving to the deeper places,

Rev. Jeff Bell

Baptized at First Christian Church, Corbin, Kentucky. Ordained June 1983 by First Christian, Somerset and the Christian Church in Kentucky at Salvisa Christian Church. Jeff has been senior minister of FCC since 1999. He served churches in Salvisa, Wendell, North Carolina and Fort Thomas, Kentucky following his graduation from Lexington Theological Seminary. Jeff believes the church should be connected to the community, acutely aware of the needs of the neighborhood and acquainted with its people. Further, he believes all Christians are one in Christ.