She found a shelter from the wind
Coming down from Ben MacDui
A massive rock on the mountainside
Placed there by God knows who
And in that shelter shelter more
Survival blankets left by whom?
Thoughtful people on the climb
Who know how the wind can blow
Disturbed by fog and getting dark
She stumbled upon the rock
A giant boulder ice age time
Now becomes her luck
Wrapped up warm and blanketed
High on that mountainside
The morning brought her rescue
Death had been defied
Today the Lord a shelter brings
On the Sea of Galilee
His word of power becalms the wind
The waters gentler be
And here today the wind blows strong
I am safe inside
And in my turn a shelter be
For those now at my side
29 January 2022
+ A hill walker in the Cairngorms was surprised by fog and then by high winds and freezing temperatures. She found a refuge beneath a huge boulder, where previous walkers had left survival blankets for whoever might need them one day. She feared for her life, but with the help of this shelter she survived.
Today’s gospel is the story of Jesus calming the wind and the sea, and as I read it the winds here in Scotland are howling a gale.
From these thoughts I find a gem of a lesson. I have the power to be a shelter for others in my life.