Thought for the week by pastor Diana Rutherford

by Struthers Cumbernauld

 'I lift up my eyes to the mountains.' Psalm 121:1,2

We are very lucky in Cumbernauld, and in fact across North Lanarkshire, to be able to see the hills from almost anywhere.

I love the hills for lots of reasons: the sense of wide open space, the quietness, being close to nature, the sound of birdsong, being able to see for miles, the feeling of getting away from it all - to name but a few. All of these help to bring me closer to God.

We are all very fortunate to have such a beautiful world at our fingertips. Wherever we look, even in the big city, there are signs of nature all around us. They bring us calm in the midst of chaos; a connection with nature, with the Creator.

All these things help to preserve our inner peace. They bring us closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. He considered the lilies and the sparrow that falls to the ground. If these things spoke to Him of His Heavenly Father and the Kingdom of God then they should also speak to us.

Today, no matter how busy or bored you are. Lift your eyes and find the help you need to abide in Christ.

'Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. V2