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    27 September 2015 – Disturbance

    27 September 2015 – Disturbance
    August 12, 2015 Hazel Parsons

    27 Sep-2015

    Looking behind we see the beautiful patterns
    Left in the wake of the boat.
    Swirling and melding together
    The colours catch the light
    As the deep cuts in the water
    Cause them to move towards the bank
    And eddy out again.

    Yet we cannot see the boat and can only
    Hazard a guess that it has passed.

    Almighty God we are reminded
    That your power may indeed cut us,
    Although we fail to see you within the cuts:
    Sometimes we have hurt others and need
    to be pulled up short:
    Reminded;
    Sometimes we have disturbed the peace
    With our dissatisfaction and need
    to recognise our fault:
    Reminded.

    Yet, when we belong to you,
    O Lord our God these Reminders
    May serve to create new patterns of behaviour;
    May leave new colours of Forgiveness,
    Of Repentance in their wake.

    Nothing you have made is wasted.
    Out of disturbance
    You call forth
    Beauty.
    (Remember the poppies of the Flanders Fields).

    As we venture through this week
    We pray your presence-
    Changing our grumbles and complaints
    To awareness of your blessing in their midst,
    Alerting us to the treasure
    Revealed in the wake of Crucifixion-
    RESURRECTION!

    Amen                                   Hazel Parsons

    Reading. Psalm 29
    SthF 94. To God be the glory