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Angela Ashwin

Reflection for July


In this moment of quiet
I pause,
so that I can stop giving out
and have a chance to receive.

I move from complexity to simplicity,
from busyness to stillness.

I long for you, Lord.
I thank you
that you freely pour your healing Spirit into my heart,
not because of anything I have done,
but because, quite simply, I am here,
with all my weaknesses and wounds.

Cleanse me,
restore me,
and refresh me in the living water
of your unconquerable love.

'But those who drink the water that I shall give them
will never be thristy.
The water that I will give them will become in them a spring of water,
welling up to eternal life.'

Jesus in John 4:14

Adapted from the Meditation 'Water of Life'  in 'Wait and Trust', Meditation13, page 41,
by Angela Ashwin. Published by Eagle,  1997.
This book and its sister volume 'Wait and See' are out of print, but illustrated copies are available second hand.
The CD Rom 'Wait and See' can be obtained from McCrimmons Publishers.