Reflection of the Week

By Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Posted in Faith

Wide open spaces, sandy deserts, rugged mountain ranges, winding rivers, the blaze of wattle in springtime, the blush of leaves in autumn. This ancient land tells of God’s greatness, and speaks to me of God’s creativity. Grounded in this ancient, sacred land, quiet my mind as I come to prayer.

Your word is like the call of an eagle across the vast plains; it calls to me, rising above the sound of the wind, crying out until I pause and listen.

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:4-7

Like debris that fills an old riverbed, my soul is sometimes cluttered with too many things. Holy One, I offer to you all that gets in the way of time with you.

You spoke and I listened. In a deeper way than I can understand, your words have taken root in my being, and will continue to nourish me. May I return to this day like the desert that yields flowers after the rains have come. Amen.

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