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1 January 2017 – Snowdrops

1 January 2017 – Snowdrops
December 30, 2016 Judith Simms

Little blue green shards

Pierce the wintry earth

Even in the darkest frostiest days.

Enclosed within the shards are tiny glimpses

Of the pure white petals

Promises.

 

Snowdrops Lord!

The deepest fall of snow, the iciest days

Leave them curiously free from damage.

Their fragility allowing them to bend

With the weight of snow

Their strong leaves encasing and protecting them.

 

Wintry days reveal the hidden strength

Of such fragility.

 

But, Lord that brings me to a sudden

Flash of Light,

Your Light.

For many there is so much wintry darkness in the world;

Darkness of the reality of turmoil, trouble and dismay;

Darkness of spirit and of deep depression; a lack of hope.

Yet, in the midst of this

Fragile lives seem to grow strong,

Fragile people turn to you and gathering their hopes

Say we will stand up and shine a light,

Your light

Most gracious God.

 

The year has turned and so must we:

We must turn to you

The God of all hope

And we must trust that,

Finding our voices,

Speaking up for all in need,

We call forth afresh

The mighty Spirit in our lives and world.

 

By your Grace and in your Name

We will.

 

Amen.

 

Reading: Acts 2:1-21

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Prayers for January by Hazel Parsons