This Week at Trinity Beamsville
August 28, 2020
I have an ordinary miracle to tell of this week. It is a miracle because it is as surprising as it is sacred. It is ordinary because it is the stuff of everyday life. It comes with a story.
One activity that I have embraced with gusto this season is feeding the birds. Our family has enjoyed their jovial company. We have done so without expecting anything in return of course, yet we have been given more than we could ever ask for.
It was a welcome surprise when I recently discovered a giant sunflower, seemingly “planted” by one of the birds when she dropped her seed. It is quite remarkable actually, the way it is growing – thriving actually, against all odds – through a crack in the driveway.
Isn’t it amazing what can bloom through the cracks of life?
God has once again conspired with nature to attune our eyes to the beauty all around us. It has been a poignant reminder that God is one of hopeful new beginnings, creating new life in the most defeating situations. And how much more we can appreciate such beauty when we’ve known the dreariness of difficult times.
Whatever season you are in, we can hope and trust that God will plant something beautiful again in the garden of our lives.
This Sunday, we “visit” the lush forested backyard of Jane Cunningham and George Stephenson, as they share how their family have pushed through and found hope in this season of trial. Hope to “see” you then!
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” -J.R.R. Tolkein