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Rev. B. Tickner
Dr. Peter Humphreys
By Dave Campbell posted 29th July 2018
Every Sunday before service we will be have a 30 minute prayer session for anyone who needs / wants prayer. You can either email your prayer or go onto the church website to send your prayer request. Anyone can ask for prayer for whatever they are facing, or you may want to ask or prayer for someone else. Your requests can even be anonymous if you want.
Location: Choir Vestry Time: 10:15 –10:45
You are welcome every week or just whenever you feel like coming.
Or you can simply submit a prayer request from the link in the menu.
Val and I are not long back from a lovely holiday in Italy. Yet within a few days, the lovely images in my mind are almost fading now under the deluge of things I need to get done which I happily postponed until after the great escape! Do you find that? Now I don’t mean that the holiday in any way was nothing other than great but how time flies? We were staying in Trieste up in the north-east corner of Italy on the beautiful Adriatic Sea and very near Slovenia. Getting the bus up into the hills behind, it is beautiful to wander in the trees, wide meadows, small farms; most beautiful of all for me is just the quiet, the birds and butterflies, flying close as if we were invisible. Back up to 1992, we could not have done that. Well not so easily. Then the old Yugoslavia kept a close eye on who moved backwards and forwards up there. Now, there are no lines on the ground that hold people from moving about the country as we were made to by the Lord. Indeed, many young people would know no different now. After all, it’s only 24 years since then!!
How time flies, yet long-term memories do not. And they become extra special as we grow older. Do you remember kicking a ball around the Mystery? The Red Rose Steam Train from London, with smoke and sparks flying from the funnel? Day trips out to New Brighton and West Kirby, building sand castles and eating ice cream! Of course, time is not always kind in its memories. Is it sad to remember outings from Hunters’ Lane? When the church was so full, it sounded as if the roof might come in when hymns were sung? Such memories can make us sad as well as happy. But, what we are seeking are new memories not just old ones.
For the Lord understands well the challenges facing us these days to live as He has asked us to. Forget man-made borders, if they do not conform with God’s wishes. Let’s do the very best we can to spread the Truth to all people so that they may become His people: black, white, brown or purple with green spots. Above all, through this summer and far beyond, we must always be ready. For remember Matthew 24:42-44, “Therefore keep watch, because you will not know which day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: if the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
Alleluia! During these fine and not so fine days, let’s enjoy the weather as we were kids and enjoy every moment He has given us. Time flies. But where to is all that matters!