Still Small Voice – Iyar 14, 8573 / May 5th 2023 

Dear Friends,

One of my favourite sounds is the wind blowing through our trees, especially the all-stately palms. Their response to this unseen power is immediate.

Their swaying makes a sound like no other, demanding my attention. I pause…

“The wind blows where it wishes … 

so it is with everyone who is born on the Spirit.“ 

John 3:8

It has been an exceptionally busy week; with many highs and painful lows which have left me feeling spent. Israel is tense and intense, as is the entire earth at this time in history. This week, Israel bombed with beginnings of a nuclear reactor Iran was building in Syria. Great Britain celebrates the Coronation of King Charles 111rd tomorrow. The world will never be the same again. And sadly, we learned about the horrendous camps in Quebec Canada where migrants are put in pup tents. The government hopes, ‘out of sight out of mind’. God bless the investigative reporters who are on the job and will not be silenced. God Bless anyone who dares to see the encroaching darkness and stands up in prayer and takes whatever action is deemed necessary. Consequently, I share a small inspiration from scripture. Here we sense the intensity of David’s crying out.

“Hear this, all peoples;

Listen carefully, all inhabitants of the world.

Both low and high, rich and poor together.

Why should I fear the days of evil,

When the wickedness of those who would betray me

Surrounds me [on every side].

Even those who trust in and rely on their wealth

And boast of the abundance of their riches?

None of them can by any means redeem [either himself or] his brother,

Nor give to God a ransom for him –

For the ransom of his soul is too costly. 

And he should cease trying forever –

So that he should live on eternally,

That he should never see the pit (grave)

And undergo decay.

But man, with all his [self] honor

And pomp will not endure;

Psalm 49:1,2,5,6,7,8,9a,12a

Jesus said:

“Blessed, {spiritually prosperous, to be admired]

Are you who are poor {in spirit, those devoid of spiritual arrogance,

significance, regarding themselves as insignificant]

For the kingdom of God is your

[Both now and forever].

Luke 6:20, Matthew 5:3-12

And with those thoughts of King David and Messiah Jesus, I bless each and everyone.

Meridel Rawlings.


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