During the second half of last week I travelled to Cheshire to catch up with family and friends. My granddaughters Emily and Lily stayed over for a few nights, daughter Becky joined us for a couple of meals and we all enjoyed the fun as we pitted our wits against each other in games.
Travelling back to Bedfordshire after the Sunday’s morning service in Nantwich I contemplated on the worship. Led by members of the church we were helped to remember the importance of being thankful. Thankful to God our Creator and Redeemer, thankful for the opportunity to serve one another and work together in many different ways and thankful for our families and friends for their love and support.
Today, David and I took the opportunity to walk on Barton Hills, a little piece of God’s creation pictured above. Although the land is very dry through lack of rain nature has a way of surviving, the bees and finches were enjoying the thistles and, though reduced in volume, water still flowed from Barton Springs and the sloes and damsons are ripening.
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world (Bob Thiele and George David Weiss)
Thank you Lord for the wonder of creation, the opportunity to share, and to rest. Amen