A new photo-reflection from my friend Joyce Smith
Joyce wrote about her photo reflection: This Egret also sees ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ !
Spring is a time of new life; new hope after the darkness of Winter. This is no coincidence. This is God’s plan in creation, even when we don’t feel it. We have to learn to read the signs, of which the Egret is one.
There are all sorts of times in our lives when what we might call coincidences happen. Ways ahead become clear, solutions happen, and there is light at the end of tunnels. Maybe sometimes, when our faith is hard and brittle, something beautiful happens to raise our spirits or we find in a quiet moment that God is there, near us, after all.
My problem with all these ‘coincidences’ is that I don’t believe in coincidences. Everything has a plan and a purpose. When we are ‘surprised’ by something that happens which speaks to our souls then we are having what I call a God Moment. This is the time when God acts in our lives in a surprising or special way.
It’s vitally important to believe in God Moments because it reminds us that we are in God’s hands and whatever we are going through, good or bad, is watched over by God.
In Isaiah Chapter 43 v1 we hear God tells His people,
I have called you by name, you are mine.
It is because of this that there will always by God Moments in our lives – times when something happens which God has planned to happen because we are His. Sometimes, sadly, we don’t believe this to be true.
So it’s worthwhile praying the words in Joyce’s reflection from the first letter of John.
God is Light. In him there is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5b)
There is God’s light at the end of the tunnel!
(Joyce Smith & Mr. G)