A Day of Contrasts

Today turned into a day of great contrasts, both in events and emotions…

Not long after I got to work this morning I got a text from a friend to say his wife had given birth to a gorgeous wee baby boy and both Mum and son were well. My friend was understandably delighted at becoming a dad for the first time. It’s particularly special as they’ve had to cope with two previous miscarriages.

Thank you God for this wonderful gift of life. One which I know has already brought such abundant joy and happiness to his parents, and I’m sure as he is loved, nurtured and taught about your love, will continue to bring joy to all who know him.

 So that was this morning – This afternoon couldn’t have been more different…

This afternoon I attended the funeral of one of my neighbours. She died a few days ago following a short battle with cancer.

What a day of contrasts: first the high of hearing about the birth of a new baby, then the low of attending the funeral. Fortunately I believe Christ was present at both events, firstly bringing baby into the world safe and well (and making sure his mum was ok too), and then surrounding everyone who knew my neighbour with His love and comfort, as only God can.

Thank you God for being present through all of life’s events.

Great is the Lord by The Martins:

Romans 8:38-39 (New International Version)
For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers,
neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord

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