Thought for the Week
Do you remember the very first time you ever rode a bike by yourself, if ever you did?
Do you remember that feeling of excitement mixed with an equal sense of anxiety as you pedalled that first, short, wobbly distance?
The excitement was in doing something you had never done before; the anxiety was in the almost certain knowledge that sooner rather than later your sense of balance would desert you and you would fall off your bike.
The next frightening moment was when you learned to signal which meant having to take one hand off the handlebars with the further wobbles and the tumbles that may have been involved in that action.
But as your technique improved every time you rode your bike you could think back to the bruised and bloodied knees of those early days and know that it had been worth it.
God knows that we are learners in life.
He sees the ‘L’ plates which are invisible to us and to others.
He makes excuses for us when we fall far short of perfection.
He asks just one thing of us: that we ‘try, try and try again’.
Jesus again tells us to be at peace, however battered and bruised we may feel.
We are still learning to be like him and God makes allowances for that by sending us the spirit of love and encouragement to help us make a fresh start at all those times when that is just what we need.
Karen Hamilton, DCSDeacon, Cambuslang Parish Church
Talking about Easter William Wilson
Egg-cellent time! Rachel Docherty, 6, with her cousins Emma, 9, and Lauren Glassford, 6 150417easterfun_05
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