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The patience of Job

Then The Lord answered Job out of the storm….so begins the OT reading for tomorrow. Job and patience are often two words that go together and I really didnt think that I would be spending an hour on midsummer eve sitting with a car breakdown man shining a torch on a broken lock as he tried to extract a key.. long story, but locks do seize up at inconvenient times. So, this guy called Don was determined the get the key out so the car could be driven. All I had to do was to hold the torch as the daylight faded. I would have given up ages ago – but in the end he triumphed.

There are some  folk in life ( like me sometimes) who wail and bemoan their fate when something difficult happens – and others ( not very often like me) who just gets on with the job and try to do something about it…. Ive learnt a lot about patience tonight – so thanks Don.

And here is a restful scene on the Great Ouse at St Neots –  a swan and cygnets taking a swim along the gentle waters – good to visit  the river  this afternoon and enjoy the calm waters – unlike the waters which  Jesus and his disciples  encountered in tomorrows gospel reading  ( Mark 4 v 35-41)

swans two

” Jesus said to the storm ” Peace! Be still!”

And there was a great calm.

Mark 4 :39

June 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Yes indeed patience is a tough one especially when one is waiting for a sense of direction.

    Comment by Iona | June 21, 2009 | Reply


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