We are a friendly Christian church, based in the small town of Neston, Wirral, Cheshire, midway between Liverpool and Chester.
Thank you to each and every one of you who have you done what you can lately, and this isn’t an overstatement, to try and make the world a better place. Your phone calls, messages and kind deeds to and for each other are blessed and noted, especially just now when it feels as if we have plunged even more into a society where goodness and kindness are vital, as we feel ever more fragile.
It’s been so heart warming to hear stories and see reports of people doing generous things over the last few months, at this time when the whole world seems rather fraught and uncertain.
Some stories have received great publicity, from the young Tony Hudgell, the 5 year old who has no legs because of abuse by his parents when he was a baby, raising money for charity, to the magnificent Sir Captain Tom, aged 100, a war veteran and gentleman, doing his bit, to Marcus Rashford, pushing on with his efforts to raise awareness about – not free school meals – but childhood hunger, a subject that those who do not go hungry don’t really relate to, and so many others who have acted with courage and thoughtfulness to try and help the world get through the current crisis.
Perhaps our contributions seem small, but we live by faith, and the world’s opinions are not our primary motivation – our walk with Jesus is our benchmark.
I hope you can all keep laughing and smiling, keep a sense of humour, practice gentleness and grace. We will get through this, and remember, the angels are everywhere.
I quote from 1 John:
“Let us love one another; for love comes from God. Everyone one who loves has been born of God and knows God. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. If we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”
Let’s “go out” into the world and know that completeness.
Yours in the service of our Lord,