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”