Hope in God’s love

I am a bit of a technophobe to be honest, but in these lockdown days, I have been very blessed by the wonderful gift that is Zoom. Yesterday I attended a beautiful choir, run by my brother, with many care homes in attendance from far and wide. And today I attended a beautiful church service, once again via Zoom.

I believe in simplicity and I also believe in connectedness. Using modern technology can make us a slave to it ( as I confess I have been), or it can provide a means of coming together in shared humanity.

Today’s Zoom meeting was done just by audio and I listened to a beautiful hymn sung by a woman on a piano. I felt uplifted and strengthened in my faith. These words blessed me:

I cannot tell how silently he suffered,
as with his peace he graced this place of tears,
nor how his heart upon the cross was broken,
the crown of pain to three and thirty years.
But this I know, he heals the broken-hearted,
and stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,
and lifts the burden from the heavy laden,
for still the saviour, saviour of the world, is here.

At this point in time many of us are broken hearted , many are suffering in isolation and many are facing bereavement. And the thought of a loving God who heals our broken hearts and lifts our burdens is a deep comfort to us.

Our recipe of hope today is to reflect. For the readers who have a faith and for those who do not; it is to think about what life means. If you have wondered about whether God is real, then ask Him to show you. And if you know He is real then perhaps reflect on that beautiful hymn. You may want to light a candle and watch the flame and consider the true meaning of what life is.

May you all be blessed and know God’s abundant love today and always X

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