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I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is
revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38)
What a lot of change is in the air: internationally, nationally, in our own small corner of the world and in individual's lives! I suppose how you view it all depends to a large extent on your character and personality. Some of us are avid followers of the news while others prefer to avoid it on the basis that too much information might be unhelpful, unsettling and discouraging - especially if it
relates to things we are unable to change or influence.
On Sunday, Leah posed the question: ‘ Who am I in the light of this (God's) story’? She pointed out that despite feeling small and insignificant we have apart to play in God's plan of bringing about the redemption of all things. Her talk was set against the broad sweep of the whole narrative of the Bible rather than a single episode or story and interestingly, The Bible Course (an eight session
study produced by The Bible Society) also comes from this standpoint. In broad brushstrokes it seeks to show how the Old and New Testaments form one story that centres on Jesus Christ. Looking at the 'big picture' is a useful reminder that sometimes it’s good to take a step back in order to refocus on the wood as well as the trees!
The world keeps turning, big stuff that we can’t influence keeps happening but God is still God. He travels with us, so we have all we need for the journey. If that’s the big picture and we wonder how it translates for us as individuals,Leah reminded us that we have a vocation which is not so much about what we do as who we are.… wherever we are and whatever we are doing we can be the
“culture makers who show the face of Christ to those around us”. Even small things can make a difference - and that includes you!
May God Bless you as you show His face of love and encouragement to those you pass on the journey.
at The Petersfield School
10.30 - 11:30 a.m. Followed by festive refreshments.