Interesting title for today’s blog, Barrie!!

Just while I try and assemble my thoughts, I took the photgraph last year, heading out of Warkworth towards Alnmouth; a sea of flax in flower! Hhmmmm.

I remember being overwhelmed by the scene, almost too much to process. So like I normally do, I took a photograph. Little knowing that I’d be using it for a Blogpost!

It’s almost as if the Creator said, ‘There you are Barrie, make some sense of that! Enjoy the gift’. NowI am offering it to you, as a gift. My response at this moment is to juxtapose the castle ruins and false security we bear as human beings with the vibrancy of creation.

I’m reminded of these words from the mouth of Jesus; ‘Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?’ (Matthew 6;26-27)

There’s a tempting nudge in these words, to get us thinking in a different way. Your interpretation will be different to mine, but do let the words churn around your conscious life today. Make a note, mentally or physically of an impression, word, or recurring thought that springs from these words of Jesus. Let it inhabit your mental space and let it speak to your soul.

A Prayer;

Creator of flax and humans.

Bless our moments today,

with a measure of your Spirit.

As we allow these words of Jesus to sink

into our consciousness,

may we sense the gentle presence

of the still, small voice of calm.

Resting in the moment, and holding the world

in our hearts.


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