Gratitude

“Have you still got a roof?”
Thankfully we have!
And we are filled with gratitude for the concerned enquiry.

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Gertrude is still making her presence felt.
The titles are rattling and hail is battering the windows.
Although the worst of the storm has passed the gusts are still strong.

From midnight onward the wind speed ratched up.
It was around 7:00am when the gusts peaked at 77mph.
In the winter months there is no ferry timetabled on a Friday.
Not unexpectedly this morning the flight from Glasgow was cancelled.

It is exhilarating walking into winds gusting up to 69mph.
The waves were powerful – even exciting – if you don’t have to go to sea.
On the Atlantic facing beaches the waves must have been amazing.
It was dramatic enough on the more shelters waters around Scarinish.

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Out by Soa Point at the entrance to Gott Bay

Here on Tiree we have so much to be to be thankful for:
A stimulating environment and caring community.
No loss of life on the island during the storm.
Concerned family and friends.
The power supply stayed on.
Food in the shops.
And More!

With so much to be thankful for the songwriter declares:
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!

Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
Psalm 100

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