Thought for the Week
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
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