Thought for the Week
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There has been a great deal of publicity about the state of Planet Earth recently, including the Extinction Rebellion protests, the publication of the reports of the UK government Climate Change Committee and the UN Biodiversity Commission.
This morning I found myself unexpectedly the ‘Newsletter Article Writer’ and I found myself saying “What on earth am I going to write?” At the same time, I was thinking about how good God has been to me and what an awesome Father He is.
I have had this song going around in my head all week – God often gives me a song but not always when I want it – like at 4am when I can’t sleep!
I’m sure many of us watched with horror recently as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned. Would anything survive those hungry flames?
After the firefighters had put the fire out, someone took a remarkable photograph of light slanting across the altar, and the gold cross shining out across a scene of grey devastation.
As some of you will be aware through either the recent APCM or the Sunday a month ago where I spoke about ECB's finances, we are spending more on our regular outgoings than the giving that is happening.
A few months ago, Ian asked if the evening service this Sunday could have a worship focus. As I prayed about what to do, the phrase “pursue God” kept coming to my mind. So often we think about God pursuing us – He sent his Son to seek and save us while we were lost.