Throughout Creationtide, 1st September - 4th October, there will be a daily posting of material to help us reflect on the various themes associated with this period in the Church’s year.
The posts will follow a nine day cycle, as follows:-
- Glory of the Cosmos,
- Earth’s Wonders
- Care of the Planet
- Meditation/ Prayer
- Praise & Adoration
- Jesus, the heart of it all
I hope you will find these notes, prayers, hymns and meditations helpful and that you will feel you want to call in on the site each day. You will be very welcome and as many of the items reflect the biggest challenge of our times (notwithstanding Covid 19), I hope you might encourage other like-minded people to join us on this 34 day pilgrimage.
Daffodils Sublime: Life and Death.
We chanced upon a mighty crowd,
a radiant host of gathered grace
surrounding Farndale’s moorland church,
with sun anointing every face;
vibrant, whilst offering hoverflies
and bees their pollen to survive.
This multitude encircled too
memorial stones of local kin,
with dates when life began anew
for each of them: when welcomed in
to peace of heaven, and joy at last;
their earth-bound trials, dust of the past.
Amidst those dancing, golden blooms,
we sat and shared an earthly peace,
‘twixt west’ring sun and faint full moon
and softest sighing in the trees:
a daleside afternoon, sublime,
wherein eternity met time.
You might also like to reflect on the internationality of the potential contribution towards the stewardship of the earth from the Christian church globally by spending ten minutes listening to one of the many versions of ’The Blessing’ which have been published during Lockdown times. Today’s choice comes from Kenya