Thought for the Week

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I re­cently at­tended the prize­giv­ing cer­e­mony for Stonelaw High.

Dur­ing the head teach­ers ad­dress Brenda McLach­lan talked about who in­spires us: Nel­son Man­dela, J.K.Rowl­ing, even Muham­mad Ali, and I would add par­ents and grand­par­ents.

This made me think about who had shaped my life.

Of course, there’s my par­ents and fam­ily but also one very de­mand­ing chem­istry teacher pushed me fur­ther than I thought my­self ca­pa­ble of, help­ing me achieve the Highers I needed.

Two Sun­day School Teach­ers were in­stru­men­tal in show­ing me how to love and care for oth­ers. What I will never for­get was a Sun­day School Camp on the south coast of Eng­land.

It was here Mr La­mont and Miss An­der­son showed love, care, grace and for­give­ness to all of us in such an in­spir­ing way that we wanted to know where their in­spi­ra­tion came from.

Not sur­pris­ingly, he is a man who has in­spired peo­ple for cen­turies.

A man who went out of his way to love those out­cast by so­ci­ety.

He for­gave in abun­dance and chal­lenged oth­ers to do the same.

He healed the sick and made the blind see, point­ing to his Fa­thers power and love for the whole world. He fol­lowed his Fa­thers plan even when it meant lay­ing down his own life, when he had done noth­ing wrong, so that the whole world could be for­given through him, of­fer­ing eter­nal life to every­one who be­lieves in him.

Who else would do all that for you and me, and he still cares for all of us to­day. Who is he? Je­sus of Nazareth, God’s Son, and he wants to know, love and in­spire all of us in a way no one else can.

Why not try speak­ing to him to­day - he’s a great lis­tener, he’ll never let you down and you just might be in­spired by him. San­dra Boyd. King’s Park Church

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