Friday 24 July

Thought for the day from Linda Wainscot

‘Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles’.                                                        Isaiah 40:31

I recently heard that an eagle is able to sense an approaching storm long before it breaks.  It would then fly to a high spot, wait for the wind to blow and then set its wings so that the wind would lift it higher whilst the storm rages below.  The eagle doesn’t escape the storm, it simply uses the storm to lift it up.  After the storm, the eagle feels energised and ready to fly with the strength of its wings revitalised.

Recognising an approaching storm in life might be the time to pray that God might lift us up and keep us safe, enabling us to soar with Him.  When the storm has passed, we might then feel able to fly with joy and strength. 

Having lived through the recent COVID19 storm, my prayer is that we will all be able to enjoy some ‘fine weather’ during the summer months.

Linda Wainscot is the Diocesan Director of Education and a member of the Bishop's Core Staff Team