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Thought for the Week

Sunday, 17 October 2021

We invite you to Pray through the Week with Dreghorn and Springside Parish Church.

Pray Through The Week

The passing of summer

The past week in guid Scots parlance has been ''dreich' - days are shortening and nights drawing in, and rain reminding us that summer days are gone for another year. It is God's way of reminding us that for everything there is a season (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

Pictures in your Head

Do you have a picture in your head
When days are dull and grey
And do you travel many times
To places far away?
Is there a picture in your mind
Of some exotic shore?
And do you walk on soft, white sand
And feel its warmth once more?

Or do you see white waterfalls
Cascading down the hills,
Then wander by a springtime lake
Among the daffodils?
Do you remember carnivals?
Or winter pantomimes,
Or summer fetes, romantic dates -
So many far-off times.

So when the rain is pouring down
Seek out the sun instead,
Ignore the weather and relax
With pictures in your head