Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Sarah Brandt
As I write this the mercury is rising and the UK is set to experience its hottest day on record. Few of us are likely to be operating at the same frantic pace with which contemporary busy lives are usually lived. So we slow down; we take some time, and make time for recreation, (re-creation).
As you take some time out over the summer the activities of church life also slow. Groups shut down over the summer, you only get one bulletin (this one) over several weeks and we hold no evening services through the month of August.
We hope that this will all be to our good. Physically and mentally restored, but also spiritually refreshed through doing something new, something different. That book you have been meaning to read, that book of the Bible – which might instil a new message from God, a new passion kindled. Inviting the neighbours over for a barbecue and actually having some time to get to really know people as they get to know you and your faith in Jesus. That new experience of God, at that event, on that walk, in your expectancy to hear God talk to you, as he has already done so to me in a flea market in Lisbon.
Whatever you are afforded, may it be good for you and good for your walk with Jesus.