I’ve just arrived home after attending Easter Sunday morning breakfast and worship at Riga 1 corps. It’s a beautiful sunny day, and I’m sitting surrounded by the lovely flowers I was given earlier in the week for my birthday.
The clip from YouTube which concluded our worship moved me a great deal. It is from a composition by Aivis Ilsters, whose picture of snowflakes features on the header of this blog. Whilst it is in Latvian (Aivis tells me an English version is coming soon!) I think those of you who do not speak Latvian will ‘get it’, and there is always Google Translate if you want to look up the words. ‘Es esmu’ means ‘I am’ – and knowing that, some of you who are Christians may be able to guess the meaning of some of the other words. Look at the background closely, and it will yield its secrets. May the music and the pictures be a blessing to you, as they were to me.
I also include a picture from our small outpost at Sarkaņi, which shows a model which the children made illustrating the events of this special day. Their village is not a very beautiful one, which makes the simple beauty of their creation even more moving.
…I’m off to the beach now to enjoy the sunshine – 20 degrees here today!