Saturday, 30 May 2020

May's Prayer To The God Of My Life- Jehovah Rapha

The beginning of the summer weather has certainly brought joy to my heart during this strange time of lockdown. God's mercies truly are new every morning! I'm also eternally grateful for His wonderful healing powers and I've been watching Jehovah Rapha at work within my own family recently. I wrote this little verse months ago but it's more poignant today than ever for me. Oh praise Jehovah Rapha!

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Listen To His Wisdom

I was chatting on the phone one day to a dear friend of mine called Katy and we were catching up on each other’s news from the week. Katy went on to tell me about how she and her young son Isaac had been walking by the river near their house in Wales the day before.

She explained that Isaac had expressed his desire to go paddling barefoot in the river but she had gently told him that he wasn’t to do this as it was very cold with lots of sharp rocks that could hurt his feet. Within seconds Katy turned around to find that Isaac had completely disregarded what she’d said, taken his socks and shoes off and was paddling about in the freezing cold river! Of course it wasn’t long before Katy’s words came to pass and Isaac was in tears from having cut his toe on one of the sharp rocks.

As my friend and I were laughing and lamenting over Isaac’s watery drama, she told me that as she was consoling him and taking care of his sore toe she’d gone on to tell him off for not listening to his Mummy’s words. At this he looked up at his mother through tears and said, “But Mummy! Why didn’t you stop me?”

Straight away I laughed at the irony and said to Katy,
“Isn’t that just typical of all of us? God reveals so much wisdom in His Word and yet we often do our own thing anyway then cry and blame Him when things go wrong! If only we’d listen to His wisdom.”

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Happiest Of Birthdays!

For some unknown reason, my waking thought as I woke up on my Birthday in 2020 was, “I should write a poem especially for others to send to a friend on their Birthday!” I formed the first line in my head as I lay there and then wrote the rest of the poem the following day.

What’s strange is that on that particular Birthday, a dear sister in Christ actually wrote a special Birthday poem for me! It was so lovely to be on the receiving end of a poem for once and it certainly blessed my heart.

Knowing what joy a Birthday poem can bring, I hope and pray that my little poem called “Happiest Of Birthdays” can be used many times to bless the hearts of others on their Birthday too!

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Timeless Companion

One evening in May 2020 I was scrolling through my newsfeed on FaceBook when a slow motion video caught my attention. It had been posted by an acquaintance of mine and the video was a beautiful sight of yellow and orange flames undulating in slow motion against a deep, navy blue night sky.

The clip of this mesmerising fire came with my friend’s caption,
“I will never tire of watching fire…” Immediately I finished his sentence in my head with the words,
“…for there do memories lie.”

Having been brought up in a home with a real coal fire I have an eternal love of the comfort a roaring fireplace can bring. As soon as I see one I’m straight over to sit next to it and I’m immediately transported in my mind to years gone by. I find that a fire brings such warmth and comfort and I always feel it brings life and character to a room. It’s almost like the heartbeat of a home to me!

Saturday, 16 May 2020

The Names Of God- Jehovah Rapha

Each month throughout 2020 I'm posting a little rhyming couplet that looks at one or two of the names of God and their meanings. My hope is that they can be an easy way to help memorise just some of the many different names of God! The name for the month of May is Jehovah Rapha.

Friday, 8 May 2020

Bee About His Business!

One late afternoon in May 2020, my husband Jan and I were on our daily permitted walk during the lockdown period of the Covid-19 pandemic. We were journeying around our usual paths of Saint James’s Park next to Buckingham Palace when I noticed several purple flowers sprouting from a spot in the grass.

Intrigued by the beautiful colour, I made my way over to have a closer look. Straight away I noticed one of the flowers had a furry little honey bee dotting about, ceaselessly gathering pollen and determinedly going about his daily tasks. I thought to myself, “Well he’s not isolating or affected by this lockdown! He’s still got work to do!”

As we carried on with our walk, I pondered the fact that the bee was completely oblivious to the chaos going on in the world and I found his continuation of normal routine strangely comforting! I liked that this part of life had remained unaffected by the virus and nature could just continue on as always.

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Poetry Prayer For May

I wrote these words months before we ever heard of Covid-19 or the pandemic and yet they seem more poignant than ever. I pray we can all be comforted and encouraged by our Heavenly Father throughout the days of May.