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Saturday 13th November

Saturday 13th November
November 12, 2021 Amy Walters

13th November 2021

Autumn is now dominant, but there is still time to appreciate the remaining flowers of the warmer season. We appreciate the colour, form and bursts of beauty they bring to our lives. We give thanks for the variety we enjoy.

However, the changing of the weather patterns can destroy any plants’ ability to live, survive and thrive, as each has evolved to grow in particular conditions. So, too dry, too wet, too cold, too quickly changing weather can kill the plants.

The foods from our gardens and farms helps to maintain our health, providing variety of taste and tempting our taste buds. We are grateful for the bounty we receive, but the conditions which affect our flowers also affect the plants that feed us. Not only do plants feed us, but they also feed, and provide homes for insects, without whom our foods would not be fertilised, and would not grow. So, we recognise the inter-relationships between all living things, acknowledging that every living thing – plants, insect, amphibian, fish, mammal, including ourselves, is reliant upon one another for survival.

Lord, your creation is amazing. Everything is provided for the equitable survival and care for species. Lord, as the realities of climate change spread across the world, show us how to live simply and humbly.

‘…to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, and all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food. And it was so.’ Genesis 1:30