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A Message For all churches

From Michael Bond Are you on the right road? Last week Peggy and I were on holiday walking footpaths in Leicestershire. We found that walking unknown paths slowed us down. The book had to be consulted at each stile and gate so that we knew which way to go. The guide book was an absolute need. Walking paths today back home we knew the paths without the book, knowing that we had trouble in the past on these paths. Is this the right way? Christianity is a bit like that. Early in life we often went wrong, because we did not know the book of the way. Life can be a long journey of failures and successes. On Sunday our preacher had encouraged us to look to the Father. Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. A challenge to listen and to follow. We have walked nearly 2000 miles since the beginning of Lockdown, written over 60 acts of worship and tried to listen to God in prayer. Sometimes we have had physical accidents whilst walking, sometimes we have got it wrong when trying to do the right thing for ourselves and others. What is the right way? For us we can walk and be concerned for people. Even in lockdown we could enquire at front doors as to how people were and pray for them. For others of you, you could pray for people on the phone or by email or even write letters of encouragement. Well done all of you! I pray that readers will be concerned for each other whilst being prayerful for the hurting wider world. Starting in our own localities. Our prayers are being asked for Governments and non Government organisations.
© Long Buckby URC 2021

Long Buckby United Reformed Church

News 1

A Message For all churches

From Michael Bond Are you on the right road? Last week Peggy and I were on holiday walking footpaths in Leicestershire. We found that walking unknown paths slowed us down. The book had to be consulted at each stile and gate so that we knew which way to go. The guide book was an absolute need. Walking paths today back home we knew the paths without the book, knowing that we had trouble in the past on these paths. Is this the right way? Christianity is a bit like that. Early in life we often went wrong, because we did not know the book of the way. Life can be a long journey of failures and successes. On Sunday our preacher had encouraged us to look to the Father. Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. A challenge to listen and to follow. We have walked nearly 2000 miles since the beginning of Lockdown, written over 60 acts of worship and tried to listen to God in prayer. Sometimes we have had physical accidents whilst walking, sometimes we have got it wrong when trying to do the right thing for ourselves and others. What is the right way? For us we can walk and be concerned for people. Even in lockdown we could enquire at front doors as to how people were and pray for them. For others of you, you could pray for people on the phone or by email or even write letters of encouragement. Well done all of you! I pray that readers will be concerned for each other whilst being prayerful for the hurting wider world. Starting in our own localities. Our prayers are being asked for Governments and non Government organisations.
© Long Buckby URC 2021

Long Buckby United Reformed Church