Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Benenden

Daily Scripture & Reflection

6 Jul 2021, 9:15 a.m.
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Daily Scripture:

As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them; there was not one of them left. Then they believed his words and sang aloud his praise (Psalm 106 v 11-12)

Daily Reflection:

The verse above refers to the famous story of the 'parting of the red sea' in the Bible. Pharaoh and the Egyptian armies had pursued the Israelites to the water's edge. Through Moses' trust in God, and God's supreme power, the sea parted and the Israelites walked along the bottom of the sea bed to dry land. Pharaoh's armies who tried to follow were completely washed away as the sea closed back over them.

Does God still act as mightily today? He does. If we saw such a profound miracle today, would we attribute it to God? Probably not. So how does God show us he is here? Perhaps he is to be found in the smallest things that we would otherwise not notice.

A man whispered 

"God speak to me" - a meadow lark sang, but the man did not hear. The man yelled "God speak to me" - a thunderclap...but the man did not listen

"God let me see you!" the man said. A star shone brightly but he didn't notice

In despair the man cried out "Touch me God - let me know you are here!"

God reached down and touched the man… but the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

Vicki Young