Easter Morning: A Reflection from the Pre-School Group
There were no lights on in the church
and the cross was bare.
People wandered in, young and old
to add their single flower to the cross;
Easter was too late this year for daffodils
and so we brought what we could find or buy,
tulips and carnations interwoven with forget-me-nots and dandelions.
Children who usually wriggle and chatter, sat still
listening to the Easter story, simply told…
and then the church was filled with light and noise;
the organ and an electric guitar,
recorders and whistles,
home made shakers and babies’ rattles.
Harris who is 3 was sitting on his whistle!
He looked around bemused,
wondering why today was so different.
Wondering why it was the adults making the noise,
and then… slowly… a smile crept across his face,
the energy and the noise was infectious
and he began to clap!