I saw this photo in a paper the other day and it really struck me in two very different ways.
First I felt the fear and sadness of the fire and the destruction of the forest and any animals, people or habitats that were in it's path.
Secondly I felt the joy of new beginnings, clear ground, fresh air and the resurrection of life which comes about after a fire sweeps through a forest.
How clearly this picture and the event of a forest fire demonstrates the way resurrection follows destruction.
Forests are destroyed by fire and resurrected by nature.
Hearts can be destroyed in bad relationships and then resurrected by pure love.
Jesus was destroyed by man yet resurrected by God.
As we struggle through the bad we need to hold onto the faith that goodness will win through.