Bemused by all your have seen and heard, you slowly walk back to the cottage.  The sun has now disappeared behind the trees, the air quickly cools and you feel in need of a cup of tea.   Although you are not hungry you see that the invisible cook has taken advantage of your absence.  On the trivet over the newly lit fire is a stacking saucepan which will eventually steam the meal.  Curious you peek inside each layer.  On the top are slices of roast lamb in gravy, next down carrots, potatoes, broccoli and underneath a great favourite of yours an apricot crumble.  On your way to the bathroom you notice in the sink beside the cool milk is a smaller jug containing thick cream.

After a brief spell of trying to read a book on the universe you decide to sit again in that comfortable rocking chair and watch as the darkness approaches and the stars become visible.  Having positioned the chair to get the best view, you find the chair still feels warm from the sun, and having taken the tartan rug from the settee tuck it around your legs.  All you have to do is watch and wait.

You pull out the letter received and while there is still light you re-read it. As the twilight turns into night you begin to appreciate the wonder of the sky before you.  And gradually, from the little knowledge gained earlier, you can pick out some of the stars twinkling around a crescent moon in the deep darkness surrounding you.  Times passes as your eyes captivate all that can be seen from earth, the beauty, the splendour of the spectacle fills you.  Peace surrounds you like a mantle, and in the midst of that like a breath of wind you hear a voice, “Do you like what you see?  I created it.”

  “When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established.  What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?”  Psalms.8:3-4 (AMP Classic )

This may be something you wish to consider further.

Episode 13