Reading from Psalm 84 which says “My heart and my flesh cry out to for the living God,” Rev Sue said that we all have a deep cry in our hearts. Sometimes it is a cry of sadness, sometimes it is a deep longing for something more, and at other times it is about a deep longing to know God more deeply. Using the analogy of a seed which has to die to be transformed into its new state as a plant and reproduce more seeds, so it is with us. We can remain the same or let go of what is, experience growing pains and then become more fruitful. Pushing through heartbreak builds resilience and in tough times we need to hold on to hope and despair to see through to the Cross and the Resurrection. When times are difficult, we have to decide to choose joy and to keep on choosing it, becoming present to God in that moment.