I wish I had taken photos today to illustrate the blog. I should have taken a photo of our church family as we worshipped together this morning and dared to share stories of how God has blessed us and spoken to us. I should have taken a photo around the lunch table as eight of us shared food and friendship together after the morning service. I should have taken a photo of the small but faithful congregation in Tiverton with which I joined to worship quietly and thoughtfully this evening.
Instead, I shall use a picture which I have posted before. Today has been a day full of blessings. Yesterday was filled with ‘wow’ moments, too. I often see kingfishers on the local canal, as readers of this blog may remember. Yesterday, as I drew up outside the village shop, a kingfisher flew in front of the car and up into the trees. For a moment I wondered if I was imagining it, but the flash of blue was distinctive. The bird had probably come from the nearby stream which runs beside the village hall. A reminder to look out for the extraordinary in ordinary places. To look out for God where we don’t expect to find him.