Thought for the Week

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Well, look what the wind blew in.

Do you ever say this with sur­prise or even shock when a long-lost friend or rel­a­tive walked through the door un­ex­pect­edly?

Maybe you have a sim­i­lar ex­pres­sion in your fam­ily.

I was in Chicago, known as The Windy City, in July at­tend­ing the World Di­a­conate Con­fer­ence.

The wind had blown in 300 dea­cons from all over the world: from the USA, Australia, Zam­bia, Ger­many, Ire­land and Scot­land to name but a few coun­tries where we all came from.

We shared Bi­ble study, wor­ship, getting to know each other and re­new­ing friend­ships with those we had met be­fore.

When in a large room peo­ple are speak­ing dif­fer­ent lan­guages it could be dif­fi­cult.

Some­times we strug­gled to lis­ten and to speak in a lan­guage that was not re­ally our own or strug­gled to un­der­stand our own lan­guage spo­ken with an un­fa­mil­iar ac­cent.

Sleep­ing in stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion in a strange place with sounds we don’t rec­og­nize through­out the night had its own chal­lenges.

Maybe your life has been shaken up and you don’t know what the wind will blow in next.

In Psalm 16 v 8 we read: “I saw the Lord al­ways be­fore me.

“Be­cause he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken”.

No mat­ter what the wind does blow into your life, we are al­ways steady in the Lord.

Look around you and see what bless­ing the wind blew in to your life to­day. Karen Hamil­ton, Dea­con, Cambuslang Parish Church

Mov­ing to the beat Young­sters en­joy a dance

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