Wednesday, 1 September 2021 – Spring

Good morning Church family,

It’s Spring! If there is at all a silver lining to our lockdown, it is that God gives us once again in this new season the opportunity to witness Hope as the hard work of winter bursts above ground and the world seems to come to life again. Spring like our change in levels is a slow emergence but a beautiful one.

This year I planted a new variety of daffodil. Despite the changeable winter weather I have witnessed the plant send forth leaves and then bud, this stage seemed to go on forever, so much so I had a word with it, “So when are we going to get to see your pretty face, then!” Well it opened and it is glorious (see picture attached). It is unlike any daffodil I have ever seen and then I thought about our creator God. If God can cause a flower to be sustained and grow and be that beautiful why do we worry so. What mastery He exhibits in its formation, what creativity, what beauty. Life might be hard to live at times, but if we didn’t have those times, how would we know to appreciate the moments of priceless beauty all around us. So today I am thankful to our God that in His great wisdom He took the time to create a flower that caused me to have hope and joy.

Jesus said “And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:28-34 NRSV

What an amazing God we serve!

Blessings

Laurie

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