THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Catching God’s attention as spring arrives upon our shores

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK by the Rev Frances Ballantyne, Minister, Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK by the Rev Frances Ballantyne, Minister, Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding.
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By the Rev Frances Ballantyne, Minister, Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding

A year has passed since I knew I had been selected to come here to South Holland as a Methodist minister. I was delighted, maybe because I love daffodils. They catch my attention and I remember them as my wedding flowers, and also of that host of golden daffodils as Wordsworth wrote in his famous poem. They are also the flowers that speak to me of hope and spring’s arrival.

Sticky toffee pudding catches my husband’s attention and he can’t resist, especially if served with toffee sauce or cream. We have even visited that Lake District town of Cartmel and enjoyed its original recipe. Perhaps for him, it’s about childhood puddings and comfort eating.

Strange and unique as to what catches our attention! Wonder what catches yours?

I believe God wants to catch our attention and often he uses our ordinary lives to open our eyes or ears to guide us or to remind us of his teachings.

We are coming into spring, with so many daffodils; look at them again, enjoy and imagine dancing with them in the hillsides of the Lake District.