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Dear Friends

A few weeks back I took part in the RSPB’s bird watch.  I sat down and watched and counted the birds that visited my garden.  I have to say that word must have got around as to what I was doing, as there seemed to be a lack of birds of all varieties who frequent the feeders in the garden normally!  No collared doves, no magpies or long tailed tits! 

The next day I saw all of the above along with a bullfinch.  However, sitting there quietly for an hour gave me time to reflect on the beauty of creation.  It made me think of the words of that popular hymn “All things bright and beautiful”.   Especially the words of one verse which say,

“Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.”  The hymn reminds us that we have a creator God, and if we take a moment to look around it is hard not to believe in a creator making our world.  We are given a rendition of creation in the book of Genesis in the Bible (chapter 1).  For me however it is a passage which has a lot of understatement in it.  Each day after God has created something, a lot of translations state that it “was good”!  To me creation is marvellous.  I often think would I have the imagination to design a tiger or a duck billed platypus!  But God did and does.

I often wonder what it must have been like on the ark with all the different noises, colours and shapes of the animals.  From the money spider to the elephant, and the parrot to the snake!

Now you may not agree with me and as to the truth of creation, and prefer to go with the theory of evolution and the big bang.  But no matter what you believe take time to sit and look at this wonderful world we have around us, no matter how busy you are there is always time to pause and see the beauty that surrounds us.  As you do this you will find that a peace which you cannot explain will come upon you.  Then, when you begin work again it will be that little bit easier, and you will be able to approach it with a new mindset.

God Bless

Rev.  Debbie

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