Monthly Letter

Dear Friends

The other day I saw an amazing sight. It was the sight of a Cormorant on top of a tree, spreading out its wings as it dried them off in the sunshine. Cormorants have feathers which are designed to get waterlogged which enables them to dive in water to depths of 25 metres or more. Then after they have finished fishing, they need to dry their wings in order to fly properly. It really was quite an incredible sight, wings outstretched in the brilliant sunshine.

Once again it made me marvel at nature – the fact that its feathers are specifically designed to assist with diving, and somehow it just knows to dry them off before carrying on their journey. And all this took place on top of a dead tree. That too got me wondering. It got me wondering how even a dead tree has its place in nature. That majestic bird chose a dead tree for its refuge.

It was a humble reminder that however weak or insignificant we may feel, we all have a place in God’s Kingdom. If a dead tree can offer refuge for a bird in its hour of need – how much more can we offer, even if we are feeling weak or tired ?

Hopefully the sun will continue, and we will have many more opportunities to marvel and be inspired by nature. Once again I find myself eternally grateful for living in such a beautiful part of the country.

God Bless


Revd Shuna

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