Disregarded roses become my gain

Thursday 24th June 2021

Photo by Juliana Tanchak on Unsplash

I got out of the car this morning and noticed a bunch of roses in the back. They seemed disregarded. I could guess who had received them, the same person who enjoyed the moment and then forgot about them. When I parked up at the end of the day I took them and placed them in two vases of water. I couldn't bear to think that someone had purchased them only for them to wither in the back of my car. I would enjoy them.

In the silence of our group tonight we were contemplating Psalm 139. We have been contemplating the Psalms for some months. As I sat there in the silence I was thinking, “ David wrote 150 of them what if God replied.” I took my pen and wrote imagining God’s reply to David.

“David, David, David, I thought as you have written so many prayers I better reply.

I understand that although life itself is simply to be lived that troubles come the human way. There are blips of nature that cause pain but most of the pain is caused by your relationships to others, even how they find you or you find them. And in a sense, I share that how I find others and how they find me yet whatever may be love is what holds me to them.”

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Gordie Jackson

Gordie Jackson

Speaks with a Northern Irish accent, lives in Hertfordshire, England.