For those who have been going through difficult times, remember that winter will soon turn into spring, spring to summer, summer to autumn in all its glorious colour. With each season bringing change, new starts, and provisions for our needs. Time to adjust, time to grow, time to rest, time to reap. Time to just be.
As a church, we joined in with the Christmas Tree Festival at West Moors URC during December. It was a beautiful sight seeing the many trees adorned with a variety of decorations, each depicting a different message or theme. The theme of our tree was ‘Me, my gift is me’. All too often we overlook what we can offer individually in our talents, gifts and skills. Whereas, who we are, what we’re good at, and all that we aspire to be,is the greatest gift we can give to Jesus.
It’s important to continue to grow our roots into the depths of Gods love.To reach for the heights of all we can be, to continue to shine that Christmas light throughout the year. To trust and to find strength in hope, no matter how slight a glimmer it may seem.
“And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide an escape, so that you can stand up under it” 1 Corinthians 10:13b