Here in South Australia this last week has been especially challenging for many of us.
Reflection of the Week - 28 April 2020
Posted in Faith
The seasons change, but God is with me.
Though drought dries up the river beds,
and even the great red gums fall:
though floods wash away the crops,
and city streets are awash,
my spirit is calm and strong within me,
for God is here, holding me and cherishing me.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me....
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Psalm 23 (verse 1-4, 6)
As I read the Scriptures for the week
I remember how they have sustained millions
with their unchanging wisdom,
their capacity to speak deeply to whatever season we are in.
May these words,
these sacred stories,
take root in my soul,
and shape my life.
I pause now to receive God's blessing,
like warm, gentle hands on my head,
and when I am ready to leave
I simply say “Amen”
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