From today’s Old Testament reading: ‘To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing’.

‘Lift up your eyes and see …’ flocks of birds, bare trees against the skyline … and our eyes turn to their Creator, who made them all. Such love has been poured out upon us.

May we not fail to bless the Origin and Source of such beauty, and may He Himself bless us all this day, as we wait for His coming in stillness.