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Wednesday Reflection – 7th February

Wednesday Reflection
Yesterday we spotted the first snowdrops in the Church garden. Such a high point at this time of year, reminding us that winter will pass, warmer weather is on its way even if there are still storms, sleet, snow and ice to come (this is Scotland). The first signs of spring are happening in spite of the uncertainty of each day’s weather, pointing forward to summer.
Jesus didn’t promise that the life of his followers would be always sunny and storm free but his promise is that he walks with us through it all supporting us when we need it even though it might not seem like that because we are deep in a situation and can’t see a way through the darkness.

Hymn of Promise – by Natalie Alleyn Wakeley Sleeth (Hymn 727 in CH4)

In the bulb there is a flower, in the seed an apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free.
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody:
there’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future, what it holds a mystery,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing; in our life eternity.
In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.