From our Old Testament reading, from Isaiah: ‘For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy’.

Let us rejoice in all the signs of new life around us, and in anticipation of the fresh, new joy of Easter, not far away. May God bless you.