You know it always does my heart good to see the snow drops and croci beginning to bloom. Winter always feels far too long. As we start 2019, Crawley URC has a great deal to be thankful for. After 5 years of planning, fund raising and building we have finished our regeneration project. Many of you who are reading this will have given in one way or another to help us and we are very grateful to you. Now we can be a place that welcomes everyone.
So, we are now thinking about what to do next. We all need a bit of time to rest and recover and then we can begin to dream dreams again.
Psalm 95: 1-2
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
Our worship enables us to listen and hear God’s voice. God has a fresh word to speak into our lives on a daily basis. We are warned not to harden our hearts, but to embrace God’s new life for us. Therefore we are carriers of the word of God for all who are thirsty. And there are so many people you have never heard the word of the gospel or the hope they bring.
Our building is great now, but God still calls us to go out into the community and find people who need God’s help. Be they family or friends. So let us pray for strength and courage to take the next step - wherever God leads us. And be thankful always.