Warm summer sunshine is blessing these early days of June, and helping everyone feel happier, after a cold wet May and the restrictions the pandemic has brought into all our lives.
This morning I opened White Eagle`s book of meditation 'The Still Voice' at page 109 which is entitled 'Surrender to God's Love'.
He says, 'If you will contemplate for a moment the intricate beauty of a butterfly's wing, or the petals of a rose, you will perhaps begin to glimpse the perfect plan which is in the mind of your Creator; you will know that all is good, all is working in obedience to divine law.'
We can learn so much from the careful observation of the natural world around us; it can bring great comfort to watch the unfolding new life as winter turns into spring, and spring to summer...the same pattern year after year.
Although the pandemic has been and still is very hard for many people, there have been some outcomes which can be seen as positive. More people are being encouraged to take time out to notice and enjoy the beauties of nature, and to grow things - even if their only outdoor space is a little balcony. There is an even greater awakening to our need to look after the natural resources of our beautiful planet, and the way in which every creature, every insect, has its part to play in the wonder of God's plan for life on earth. I have taken delight in noticing that there do seem to be more butterflies around, and more bees too. The other day an exquisite little caterpillar crawled across my path; he/she was stunningly beautiful, basking in the morning sunshine. Even insects which we may not like very much have their part to play in the great scheme of things! And in just the same way, the happenings in our lives, which we may not like very much, bring us valuable lessons, with an opportunity to trust the process of life and 'surrender to God's love'.
Later on in the passage mentioned above, White Eagle goes on to say:
'A sparrow shall not fall to the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.' When he said this, Jesus was trying to convey how great is God's love for you, God's child. If you could only surrender yourself to the divine law and understand that what is happening to you is all part of a perfect outworking of this law, then you could be at peace.'
Comforting words for us all at this time...and as we watch the butterflies, bees and insects enjoying the sunshine, maybe they can be a reminder of God's amazing plan for all life, including our own, and help us feel that all really will be well, whatever the challenges we are currently facing.