Thought for the Week
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