Thought for the Week

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

This week the weather has been fab­u­lous. Yet although the sun has shone there are very real changes ap­par­ent.

The sun may be shining but there is a chill to the wind.

The morn­ings are lighter later, the evenings darker ear­lier and it can be quite a de­press­ing time of year.

But a say­ing by Percy Bysshe Shel­ley that al­ways keeps me pos­i­tive is, “O, wind, if win­ter comes, can spring be far be­hind?”

The sea­son and the weather are not the only things changing - now that I am a grandma I’m re­al­is­ing that I’m changing too.

No longer full of en­ergy af­ter be­ing up early and hold­ing 11 month old Grayson as he wants me to help him walk all over the house all day, so that means a very early night af­ter he’s gone home.

With all these changes go­ing on in the world, we can ei­ther choose to re­sist change be­cause we can only see what we have to give up, or we can in­stead think of what we have to gain.

Ei­ther way, life can seem like its changing too fast and too of­ten.

But although things change, Je­sus Christ is the same yes­ter­day and to­day and for­ever. Je­sus con­tin­ues to be God made flesh and liv­ing among us.

He still came to mend our bro­ken world by sac­ri­fic­ing his life for us. He still walks with us every step of our lives in the form of God’s Spirit within us; guid­ing, cor­rect­ing, en­cour­ag­ing and car­ry­ing us, if we would just stop and make time to hear His still small voice amongst the loud­ness and clam­our which is our world.

We can jour­ney through life re­ly­ing on our own hu­man frailty and vul­ner­a­bil­ity or we can travel with a com­pan­ion who is with us al­ways, to the very end of the age, some­one who can make the im­pos­si­ble pos­si­ble.

Rev San­dra Boyd. King’s Park Church

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