We all face a difficult time with new challenges every day.
Feelings of isolation, sadness and worries are part of our daily life.
We want to bring inclusiveness, hope and healing to your home.
The encouragement we are looking for is found in our Lord Jesus.
Rev. Betsi Thane is posting daily encouragement and prayers at our Facebook group.
But you can follow us on this page too.
Many blessings and be safe.
C.S.Lewis in 1952
Satan: "I will cause anxiety, fear and panic.
I will shut down business, schools, places of worship and sports events. I will cause economic turmoil."
Jesus: "I will bring together neighbours, restore family unit, I will bring dinner back to the kitchen table. I will help people slow down their lives and appreciate what really matters. I will teach my children to rely on me and not the world. I will teach my children to trust me and not their money and material resources."
...... and still true today
Encouragement – Tuesday 24th March 2020
“ For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
Dear members and friends of St Andrew’s Church,
Being alone is hard. We are created for community, not confinement.
But we are not alone! Let us be grateful that no matter how alone we may feel (feelings!), we KNOW that God never leaves or forsakes us.
While we all have different experiences with our earthly fathers, we know that no relationship is perfect. Maybe the name “father” brings in you joyful memories, but perhaps it weights heavily on your heart…
However, what a gift we have in God, our perfect, Everlasting, loving Father whom we may know through our relationship with Jesus. Through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, we are blessed with direct access to God. When/If you gave your heart to Jesus, you are adopted into God’s family.
And if you don't know Jesus as your Saviour be reassured that you never can be too far for God’s mercy, forgiveness and love. HE never gives up on us, regardless of how far we wander!
Regardless of our experiences and faults you are invited into a relationship with and unchanging, good, loving Father.
In HIM we have hope, healing, and the promise of His care forever.
And now let’s be still for a few moments, let’s put away our worries and uncertainty, let’s focus on Jesus
Let us pray together
Heavenly Father, thank you for this new day.
Thank you that in Jesus we see the perfect example of what a Father, a loving and caring Parent should be. Open my eyes and mind so I can learn from you,
help me to be more like Jesus.
Lord God we are thankful today, in the time of social isolation, because of the corona-virus, for technology that helps us stay in touch with each other.
Please, remind us that this time of social distancing and isolation will not last forever. Give us the strength to endure this difficult season, and deepen our connection with you and your people.
Empower us Lord with an extra dose of your love, peace, hope and joy, because we need it. Remind us of Your promises, and please heal our world
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour we pray.
Keep safe and look after each other. Keep in touch per emails and phone calls
yours in Christ
Your pansies for Mothering Sunday ;-)