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    02 August 2015 View from the Window

    02 August 2015 View from the Window
    August 2, 2015 Hazel Parsons

    Loving Lord God

    You understand how things can be for some of us.
    This is holiday time and,
    For many of us, this is no longer a time to spend with family
    Laughing and playing on the beach below.
    Instead we must be content with the view from the window
    And the memories which come flooding back.
    We hear the voices of young children,
    The quiet whispers of young lovers drift on the warm air
    Hanging in the current and misting our eyes.

    For others the flurry and hurry of holidays and all the preparations
    Are demanding.
    The anxiety that tempers will not fray
    And the holiday be filled with joy and relaxation.

    We thank you for summertime and the long hours of daylight
    Which lift our hearts in praise and thanksgiving.
    As we look out of our windows may we remember
    That we need not always be looking on;
    That it is possible to join in and be a part.

    Yet time spent in the quiet with You
    Precious Lord,
    Is equally special.

    Let us not regret the past,
    But appreciate the present.

    In our doing and in our being
    Be ever present
    O Lord our God.

    Hazel Parsons

    Reading: Luke 12: 22-34
    SthF. 621. When memory fades and recognition falters