Today's meditation is written by Clive Marsh, the Vice President of the Methodist Conference.
There will again be a time to celebrate, but it is not now.
There will again be a time for feasting, but not today.
There will again be a time to pour out expensive perfume, but for the moment we leave it stored.
We long for resurrection, but for now see mostly death.
We long for the fresh air of freedom,
but today salvation keeps most at home,
whilst nurses and doctors keep Lazarus company,
and water waits to be turned to wine.
It will all come; but not today.
Today, we hope.
In Christ, with Christ, through Christ.