With the Isle of Tiree being one of the sunniest, if not the sunniest place in the UK, you almost come to expect sunshine. Yesterday, the hours of daylight were characterised by blue skies. This morning breakfast was rather interrupted by stopping every so often to appreciate another aspect of the rising sun. However, opening the window to photograph the sunrise was a reminder that the wind was seriously gusting. In such circumstances, the question leaps into your mind, ‘Will the ferry be able to berth?’
Getting from the car into An Talla, where the Baptist Church meets, was a powerful reminder of the strength of the wind. Then shortly after Sunday lunch, the rain started and all afternoon and evening the gusting wind has driven the rain onto our south facing windows. It has been a reminder that spring is still at last six weeks or more away. Winter, whether it be sunshine or rain, is still with us.
The song-writer says,
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest
Sun moon and stars In their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Even when the clouds are threatening, the winds are battering, and the rain driving, God remains faithful.