When leaving church on
Sunday, a few of us heard a bird singing loudly; not unusual in Knebworth
but it had a very unusual but wonderful song (very tuneful). After listening
for a few minutes, we tried to find our resident bird expert to ask the name
of this unknown bird singing so loudly, but he was busy in another part of
the building and could not be found.
left the building again and after a moment of silence, against all hope
again came the bird song loud and proud full of the joy of being alive
or, maybe, it was just pleased to see the sun. Where it was, I donít know
as I couldnít see it but it made all who heard it smile and feel a little
bit full of love and wonder at the beauty of God's world, full of the
feel-good factor. We smiled at each other as we remarked on this unexpected
gift from God and left ready to share our good fortune with all we met that
day. In monetary terms the cost had been nothing, free to all who would
pause a moment and just listen. Those who did hear felt God's love, giving
us a lift, a hug, whatever we needed at that moment. The message is that
God's love was, and is, for each and everyone, loud and clear.
Have a great Summer.
Jackie Hall (Trinity Elder)