For our March monthly service our guest speaker was Nuala Sikorski, (leader of Unity group, Chesterfield), she spoke on comfort and grace and told us this lovely story. Here is a short extract:
“So we're told and I know that Grace does not have to be earned or painful, we already have it in abundance, we're born with it. And I was reminded of this one cold morning at the beginning of February when I was walking my dog. The ground was called glistening under foot, and it was frosty and I was wishing I could have stayed in my cosy bed. But somebody had other ideas. So there we were trudging through the wooded area near my home, and I was thinking how changeable the weather has been these last few years. How most people I speak with seem overwhelmed, anxious and unsure about what is going on globally.
And, well to be honest I was a bit overwhelmed myself. And then I saw it. One lone daffodil. It had managed to push its way up through the frozen earth, and the harsh and thorny under growth despite all the weather conditions, and obstacles that threatened its very existence.
That daffodil was my first sign of spring and it touched my heart. So much so that I sent up a prayer of gratitude. I said, 'Thank you God, thank you God, you are in heaven and you are still in charge. You are still in charge despite all that's going on in our world and despite any appearance to the contrary'.
Well I don’t know if anyone heard or saw me and it didn’t matter. I was lost in the glory of that little flower…”
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