letter from the manse
The Covid-19 virus is spreading. There is a great deal of bulk buying in the shops and those of us who are a little more vulnerable may be getting concerned. We are unsure what the future holds for us.
Please be assured that all the Church Elders and myself are available, even though we have had to suspend all church services. We will aim to provide as much pastoral and worship support as we can during this time. We are grateful we have email and telephones! However, no matter what is happening in the world, as Christians we are on the Lentern journey to the Cross and Resurrection with Jesus. God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’ (Billy Graham).
Perhaps now, more than ever, we need to remember that God showed His love for us, when Jesus dealt with the problem of our sin on the Cross. ‘He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed’ (1 Peter 2:24). Jesus died in our place to bear our sin and guilt, to pay the full penalty for our sin and to set us free from earthly death. This does not mean however that we won’t go through hard times, or get sick just like in this current situation. However it does mean that none of us are ever alone and none of us are excluded from this amazing enveloping love.
safe friends. Keep calm and be supportive of those who are vulnerable. Whatever happens God is still with us and in
us. Be a light and
shine wherever you are.