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20th November 2016 – Making Marks

20th November 2016 – Making Marks
November 18, 2016 Judith Simms

Footprints

Lord, I took one look at these heavy tractor treads and

I thought:

What a lot of mud they have stirred up!

The grassy verge destroyed,

Deep ridges for puddles to form

And walking to become,

At the very least,

Awkward.

 

Such very negative thoughts

As I snapped the picture.

But, Lord, I have been thinking.

Tractors are very necessary,

They have eased a heavy burden.

 

Sometimes change has to be big and bold;

It has to disturb,

To trouble and upset,

In order to make a difference.

 

There are people who

Are called by your Spirit,

To disturb and challenge and

To move mountains.

 

Others are asked to work quietly,

Gently;

Their footsteps hardly

Imprinting on the earth,

Yet making a difference where they are.

 

Both are needed,

To work for Justice and for Peace.

Neither has an easy task.

One will be condemned for being noisy and disruptive,

The other pushed aside as

Insignificant,

Worthless.

You need both workers

Gracious Lord.

Help us to recognise

Which one we are

And help us to respect,

Uphold the other.

For your kingdom’s sake,

Amen.

 

Reading. 1Kings 18:1-15. Read on for the well known story

STF. 715. The right hand of God

 

Prayers for November written by Hazel Parsons