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‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.’ (Gen 1:1) Around me, everywhere, I see the love of God enfolding me.

‘God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night.’ (Gen 1:16) The glowing moon, the warming sun; God’s love embracing everyone.

‘The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.’ (Gen 2:15) Our work is caring for the land, For people also, hand in hand.

‘The Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone: I will make him a helper for a partner.”’ (Gen 2:18) I have a special friend or two, God’s gift of partners, good and true.

‘The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seeds... trees bearing fruit.’ (Gen 1:12) God’s gift of trees and fruit and flowers: God’s generous love upon us showers!

‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky... and let them be for seasons and for days and years.’ (Gen 1:14) The wet and cold of winter’s here. God’s love is warm, be of good cheer.

St Giles Encouragem

A new year is at hand. We cannot tell what it will br be. If it brings continued struggle, we shall remain u encouragement in the following lines: I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, unknown”. And he replied, “Go out into the darkne shall be to you better than light and safer than a kno May that Almighty Hand guide and uphold us all. (K

Tui motu 2003 february  
Tui motu 2003 february