Yesterday was the hottest day on record. Temperatures in some parts of the UK exceeded 40C. As the heat intensified across East Anglia fire crews were called to dozens of blazes.
We’re seeing pictures of far worse fires in France and Spain…
We’re told that this is part of ongoing climate change. We must learn to live with the heat.
I’m reading ‘The Sisters of Auschwitz’. It tells the true story of two Jewish sisters, Janny and Lien. The Nazis have occupied The Netherlands and they are part of the resistance movement, providing a safe place for many who are being hunted. It’s a wonderful story of courage and resilience
Janny and Lien learn to live with the heat of danger.
Son-in-law Allan speaks of his work as a social work apprentice. He tells the story of John who had tried to take his life. Allan worked with other professionals to find a place where John could live safely and receive care and support.
Allan helped John to learn to live with the heat of his mental ill-health…
Josh and Becca collected the keys to their first home yesterday. In a few weeks they will be married, publicly making promises to become husband and wife ‘…to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part…’
Josh and Becca, promising to love and care for each other through life’s future unknown heat…
This morning I read: ‘But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O Lord, a tower of refuge to the needy in distress. You are a refuge from the storm and a shelter from the heat. For the oppressive acts of ruthless people are like a storm beating against the wall, or like the relentless heat of the desert.’ (Isaiah 25:4-5)
God was Isaiah’s refuge and shelter, helping him to live with the heat.