I want to let you into a secret . . . this October in Scotland has been quite special. The light, the colours have been stunning. I want to give thanks. I want to offer praise to the God who is the Source of life and light. As that praise wells up I find myself skipping down the canal path or whistling a harvest song in the car as I am driving. God is doing God’s stuff again – for another year. I seem to find it surprising and refreshing all over again. That rowan tree in the garden . . . wow.
Jill is away in Noway at the moment, so I had my day off on my own. Ben Lawers was beckoning in the morning sunshine, so I was first into the car park and scrambled over the ice to reach the summit before anyone else. I was astonished to be caught up in this remarkable creation, absorbed by the challenge to connect with the Creator.
This Creator is still in the business of the rhythm of life. A new beginning. A new energy. Peacemakers in Aleppo, tap into that energy, that life. Rescue workers in Haiti, tap into that energy, that life. We need that creative energy to be released in all the messiness of our lives. Peace, autumn peace. Andrew