We may not be meeting for Sunday Services but that doesn’t mean that Church is going to stop. It just means we’ll need to be creative about how we learn, worship and pray together as a Church.
Thoughts for the Day will now be longer and include both a prayer and an action for you to do at home. These are to help us to connect with God and grow in our faith. Please read along with us and if you have any thoughts or questions of your own do share then with the Ministry Team or post them to the Facebook group.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – WEDNESDAY 25th MARCH
The sun will no more be your light by day,
nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory.
Your sun will never set again,
and your moon will wane no more;
the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your days of sorrow will end. (Isa 60:19-20)
In troubled times it can be hard not to be pessimistic. It can feel like things are getting worse and worse. There can even be a comfort in resigning ourselves to pessimism, if you have no expectations then you can’t be let down…
In times like these we need to remember the Christian virtue of Hope. Hope reminds us that no matter how hard things are now, that these days of sorrow will end. This crisis will pass, as all things do. Hope remembers that God has promised a bright future for everyone, that in the end God has promised to be our everlasting light. And so hope challenges us not to resign ourselves to our fate, but instead to keep working hard for a better world, trusting that God is with us.
Prayer: Lord help me not to give in to despair or resignation, but instead to look forward to the future with hope.
Action: Make a list of things you’re looking forward to doing over the next few days, maybe things that you wouldn’t have otherwise done.