Yesterday I went out for one of my early morning walks. Due to a meeting at Sacred Trinity in Salford planned for 9.30 (one of the churches that make up our missional community), I was in a bit of a rush. Not aided by the slippy conditions of snow and ice underfoot, I attempted to walk on grass wherever possible to gain some speed. Sadly when I got home I discovered that I had dropped my phone en route. I rushed back to retrace my steps to try and find it (apologies Claire if I was somewhat distracted when briefly chatting with you!), but to no avail. Only then did I think of the available technology at my disposal – I have both a “find-my-phone” app, and one where family members can track each other through their phones’ position. Rushing back to the Rectory, I was able to borrow my daughter’s phone, and on venturing out one last time, discover my phone beeping aloud on a snowy grass verge on Plymouth Grove by the ambulance station! The wonders of technology which, depending on which of my children you talk to, can offer a degree of security, or oppressive snooping!
Scripture reminds us that just like my trackable phone, we as human beings are always under the gaze of our creator and heavenly Father. Again, I wonder whether that gives us cause to be re-assured or slightly perturbed? I trust for all of us it’s the former and pray that through these dark and cold days of winter, we may know the warmth of God’s love, as he smiles down on each one of us.
Keep in touch
Keep the faith.