Stormy afternoon, a couple of days ago. Some Black Headed Gulls playing in and with the waves. Just for the sheer joy of it, and because they can! Not a care in the world!
I watched them for a few minutes and found myself being lost in the pondering. The camera has captured a moment in time which each of us can reflect upon, and interpret in our own way.
As I write this, I’m reminded of the words of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 6, verse 26; ‘Look at the birds of the air, they neither sow nor reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them’. The intimate relationship between the created and the Creator. Then Jesus adds something else in verse 27; ‘And can any of you by worrying, add a single hour to your span of life?’ We’re probably finding something resonating inside of our thinking at this moment. A tacit agreement with the simple observations that Jesus throws our way!
The whole point of this is to challenge each of us to ponder our connection with the Creator. We may pay lip service to many things in terms of our belief, but how many times do we get diverted by worry, fear, misunderstandings….add your own reflection to the list. Jesus continues in verse 33; … ‘look for the kingdom of God and his profound goodness and everything will fall into place..’ , (My paraphrase)
This is where I think freedom arrives in our hearts and lives. All the worry that bounces around our thinking, locks us down, keeps us diverted, and speaking personally, trapped, needs to be diverted, by simply listening to the whisper of God through the Holy Spirit at work, every moment, in your life and mine.
The Lord bless your journey, and keep you safe along your path, and open to the still small voice of calm.