Held aloft by the movement of the air, and the skill of the kestrel. One of those moments when it would have been very easy to have stayed and watched for a long time!

Every part of its body was moving to catch the imperceptible tides of air that were able to keep it aloft. The ability to see the slight movement in the long grass from such a height was utterly mesmerising, and I stayed with the scene moment by moment.

Eventually the spell was broken and I came back to earth! The encounter spoke to me about God’s Holy Spirit. So easy to forget and/ or ignore, but vital for our moments and our days, as we live, breathe and have our being!

The Kestrel had a view and vision of the world which I can only dream of; each of us part of Creation, and each with a particular place to live and inhabit. Here are some words from John’s Gospel, Chapter 3, verse 8; ‘The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.

Take a moment each day to allow yourself that openess to the Spirit of God. Be prepared for suprises and opportunities to see differently, and ‘be lifted’ into the love of God.

Blessings and peace be with you.

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