Messages from high on the hills and from across the world
Today we hear again from Clive Addison from his smallholding in the hills above Conwy, where the lambing season continues! The picture at the start of his reflection is taken from there, of a spectacular sunrise.
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Please keep scrolling, as today’s reflection follows …
Good morning from Llanbedr-y-Cennin!
I am missing EVERYONE!
Thank you so much for your inspiring and encouraging messages. I visited there in late August. My mother’s family are the Wynns. We came there to find Sir Richard Wynn’s grave and were treated so very kindly by your team of guides. We fell in love with the church and the Conwy area. It was like coming home to be there in Wales and learn about our family history.
Blessings from Karen and Roger Spears
Louisiana and Arkansas
We’re loving the daily reflections here in Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk. Thank you for them!
Gill and Bob Smith
Trust in God
Sunrise over Pont y Weirglodd
But we might wonder how to trust, when the news says long-term health threats and collapsing economies mean after the pandemic, “things will never again be how they were”. One of my favourite scriptures is attributed to King Solomon,“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3: 5-6).
Notice it is heart, not head! As we are currently finding out, everything we thought we knew can so easily collapse around us. To find trust in God, we need to know Him in our hearts as opposed to just knowing about Him in our heads. It isn’t about information; it is about revelation – and relationship. The radical new relationship offered in Jesus Christ.
Like the morning red sky, this Scripture is also a warning to keep us safe. Only when we learn to acknowledge God in all our ways (as individuals and a world) will He make our “paths straight” through all the troubles of this life.
Thank you that no matter what we may be up against, your wisdom and your understanding holds true. Often when we are facing uncertain times it is easier to complain about everything than to trust you. Yet King Solomon reminds us as we faithfully follow you, we can be sure you are looking after us, “making our paths straight.” You know all that concerns us, you understand and you care. You are the foundation of our lives, you are compassionate and gracious, your love for us is so great. We thank and praise you this day and every day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
fy Nuw, yr un yr ymddiriedaf ynddo.”
my God in whom I trust.”
Yr wyf yn ateb galwad Duw fy Nghreawdwr.
Yr wyf yn ymddiried yn Iesu Grist yn Waredwr imi.
Yr wyf yn ceisio bywyd newydd o’r Ysbryd Glân. Amen.
© Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru
I answer the call of God my Creator.
I trust in Jesus Christ as my Saviour.
I seek new life from the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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