What a summer we had – too hot for some, too cold for others (we got the jumpers out in Scotland), too short for some, boringly long for others, full of new adventures for some, burdened with sad news for others.
Our journey goes on. We go into September, into late summer days and autumn, into a new school year with new teachers, classes and friends and back to work, picking up on our lives. We go into the season of Harvest celebrations, of ever shorter days, of worldly associations with “Christmas” being forced upon us in the shops.
Many rocks on our way. The tides of life go in and out, and we walk with them, adjust our lives around them, in the name of our Lord.
As God’s church we do not drift. We walk steadily onwards towards our aim, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
“For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.” (Ps 91,11f)
And: “Teach me your way, o LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” (Ps 86,11)
Walking into September, may the angels guard you, and may the Lord teach us all His way for us. And so, may we walk in the light of the Lord!
Please hold in your prayer all for whom something new will start in September, as well as all our serving and non-serving Elders who will gather on September 15th for a joint Elders Day on next steps into the future of the URC/ of the Forest Group (with guest speaker Revd Martin Camroux).
Yours in Christ,