I just love all the life in our garden. Building the shelter at the back of the garden now has a waterproof roof, and all I need next is wild flowers and grass adding to this and this should attract even more life. We decided to dig the floor out to make more height, but in the last few days we have had so much water that we have almost created a mud pond. But the frogs seem to enjoy it and here was one “hoping mad” that I picked him up – sorry for the pun!
It is a good feeling, building a shelter and getting all the children involved. Frogs, newts and many other critters are taking shelter now at the back of the garden and dart for cover every time I go out. Having shelter is extremely important and many natural landscapes provide natural cover.
I always remembered walking up Ben Nevis and being thankful that just at the right time for a storm coming in that there was a rock to hide under.
Also whilst out walking with the family these two rocks came in handy when the wind came, to rest and eat our packed lunches when we where walking around Derwent water in the Lake District.
The Lord needs to be our spiritual shelter, through prayer.
9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed,
A refuge in times of trouble.
10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;
For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
Tonight I will leave you with a prayer for shelter for the soul written by Charles Wesley
Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly.
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high!
Hide me, O my Savior, hide—
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide,
O receive my soul at last!