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Feather's Miscellany: Revelations

John Waddington-Feather is moved to spiritual thoughts by the beauty of Springtime.

I find that as the seasons change, so my mind, body and spirit relate to them more strongly the older I grow. In other words, I empathise more and more with the Creator and His Creation.

Take, for example, this Spring. It is a wonderfully beautiful Spring: good weather, a prodigality of blossom, and a leafing so fresh it might have been washed yesterday.

Then the birds in my wood and garden have burst into song as they always do at this time of year and how uplifting that is. More than that, the house martins and swallows are back; and when I hear the cuckoo, who’s been drifting around for some days now, I know that Summer really is on the way; and the old song I sang at school in my childhood comes back:

“The cuckoo is a pretty bird,
She singeth as she flies;
She bringeth us good tidings,
She telleth us no lies;
She sucketh all sweet flowers,
To keep her throttle clear;
And every time she singeth,
‘Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo’ –
The Summer draweth near.’

And I am a boy again, restored in spirit. I am linked to God, not only in spirit, but in mind and body; my body very much of this beautiful world, which my mind tunes into; while all the time my spirit, the essential, eternal part of me, responds to God, my Creator, and blesses Him for this revelation; a revelation even amid the evil of life which encompasses us all and is just as real as all this beauty and would overwhelm us - but for these daily revelations.

John Waddington-Feather ©


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