Sam, our Minister, gave us a challenge on Easter Sunday. Each of us took a paper cup with soil and a sunflower seed as a symbol of hope and told us to nurture it. Is your hope growing? Perhaps not as impressively as Connie’s with her careful cultivation – a good position and a few carefully arranged used teabags which seem to provide the nutrition a young sunflower seed needs! Despair not though, Sam reminded us that God is an amazing gardener. Give Him your heart and trust Him to cultivate hope in Him, the ‘Father of lights’ – source of all that is good and right and true and Father of Jesus, who shows us that death isn’t ‘it’ but rather there is life, light and love. There is hope!