Healing the Wounds

The season has changed.  This weekend the clocksgo back.  I went outside and looked up at the full moon high in the sky.  It was lighting up the land and sea below. I spent a few moments marvelling at the beauty all around. Praise The Lord maker of heaven and earth.  I didn’t stay too long in the chilly air. I headed off to bed looking forward to the extra hour under the blankets.

Here at my home in Northern Ireland it is a beautiful day. The sky is blue and clear of clouds. The sun is shining brightly, yes more brightly than normal. It shouldn’t be so warm at the end of October! The yachts and boats that were moored in the bay have gone.  The owners brought them to the harbour.  They have been hoisted out by a crane a few days ago.  It’s time to store the craft for the winter.

My grandchildren are visiting. It is warm outside, the air still and the water surface like glass. The conditions tempted the children to go down to the shore. It is a perfect day to go messing about in the water. They persuaded grandad to help them put our boat in the water again. It is a small yellow pedalo. It glides quietly over the water. No need for oars, sails or an engine. Just turn the pedals with your feet. Our grandchildren have such fun in it. No need to own an expensive yacht. The only equipment each one needs is a life jacket. Supervised from the shore by grandad and their mum, the children paddled effortlessly up and down the bay till their hearts were content.

I am reminded of the scripture,

“The light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be seven times brighter, in the day that the Lord binds up the breach of his people, and heals their wounds.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭30:26‬ ‭KJV‬‬

As I am writing this I hears the calls of some birds overhead.  I look up.  It is a chevron of seventeen swans flying south.  They must have taken advantage of the perfect weather conditions, light by day and night to migrate south for the winter.

I am nursing a broken arm. It is very painful. I am feeling helpless and miserable. I fell from a stepladder as it crashed under me. My right arm and bottom took the full impact. Today, three weeks on I am encouraged by God’s word. My wounds will heal.

If you are feeling discouraged, are sick or heavy burdened don’t despair.  Look up.  See creation all around.  Your Heavenly Father who created all this beauty cares for you.  Through believing in his son Jesus you will be healed.   It’s time for your breaks and wounds to heal.

“Be still and know that I am God”

10 thoughts on “Healing the Wounds

  1. Hi Angela!
    How wonderful for your grandchildren to get out on the water one last time before winter comes in. They will have glorious memories of visiting Granny & Granddad in Portaferry.
    I didn’t know that a group of swans was called “a chevron”! That must have been a sight to behold!! It reminds me of the other Isaiah line….chp 41 I think…..”They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up on wings like eagles. They shall run & not grow weary. They shall walk & not be faint.”.
    I pray this for you.
    And also, elsewhere in scripture it says (Ecclesiastes I think..)….They that refresh others will themselves be refreshed”.
    As you “blog” away with a heart to encourage your readers, may you know encouragement in kind….right from Heaven on you!! May the Son of Righteousness rise with your healing in His wings, increasingly every hour of every day that you are waiting on Him…….
    Thank you for your heart to bless others & thanks for the window into your beautiful neck of the woods. Love to Portaferry! & the clan!

  2. Dear Angel,

    Thank you for your beautifully written and perfectly timed blog, you are truly an inspiration!

    I had just written down what I had remembered from a dream last night, I don’t often do this.

    This oneI was about being in Ireland again, maybe God is planning another trip for me?

    I had just put down my notebook and opened my phone, the very first entry was your wonderful blog, especially the verse about being still and knowing the He is God!

    That has confirmed and given encouragement!

    Thank you very much and many blessings and goodness to you as you are healing from that nasty fall.


    Sent from my iPhone

  3. So sorry about your arm, dear Angela. We are praying for you. Such an encouraging blog, and a lesson to us all not to climb stepladders!

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