Friday, 4 April 2014

Glimpses of Glory in Lent - Day 31 "Those who cry out"

Who are the ones who cry out tonight?

I look at the news website and read about:
Afghanistan where more have died as the nation prepares to elect a president.
A nine month old boy accused of planning murder in Pakistan.
Multiple rapists sentenced to death in India.
North Korean sailors missing at sea.
Flash floods in the Solomon Islands.
A missing student from Middlesbrough.
Victims of bullying.

I think of those I know :
Those who are ill.
Those who are bereaved.
Those who are worried about their future.
Those who are lonely.
Those who are anxious.
I cannot hear their cries - God does.

And when human hearts are breaking
Under sorrow's iron rod,
Then they fifind that self-same aching
Deep within the heart of God.
(Timothy Rees)

(Reflection based on Those Who Cry Out by Stephen Cherry in Barefoot Prayers)

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