Joy When We Honour God’s Servants
Each Friday Frances shares a hymn with us.
Last week I referred to the Burnside Church Website where we have the opportunity to watch Sunday Services online and also keep up to date with current events during the week. It’s lovely to have friends contributing, and frequently we see those who are now living at a distance. The wonders of modern technology!
As you may be aware, we are usually presented with two challenges each day, a Jigsaw and a ‘Where is it?’ The Jigsaw actually tests us in two ways…. the ability to complete it (especially when the pieces may have to be rotated) and also the length of time taken.
Based on thoughts I had about a Jigsaw being made up of many parts but eventually becoming one complete item, I widened this idea and wondered where we find similar examples of parts making up the whole.
Illustrations which came to mind were: The Books of the Bible, a Choir of singers, a Congregation of worshippers.
In 1st Corinthians Ch 12 we read of the body being a unit. Verse 27 states: ‘Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.’ As individuals, God has given us particular talents. Let’s use them in His Service .
The Song I have chosen introduces four singers….. but, that’s not quite correct, is it? It’s all about the technology I mentioned at the start! But we will listen to a Lead, a Bass, a Tenor and an Alto as they sing (or more correctly, he sings) ‘Praise the Lord.’
An interesting and inspiring article:
Andrew Faulkner, minister of Sloan Street congregation in Lisburn, reflects on what they are learning in lockdown about the centrality of worship and fellowship. Read the short article here.
Take a moment to read and pray about these issues.
This is an article that suggests 5 steps church members can take to encourage younger families to be part of a fellowship. They are practical steps that any of us can be involved with. You can read the article at the link below, and the full text is at the bottom of today’s blog.
It would appear that the seagulls know how to social distance.
Today’s Jigsaw is a bigger one for the weekend, of the big wheel, from last summer, in Portstewart.
The Portrush Wheel was erected this week, which you can see in the distance in the photo immediately after the 2 Jigsaw.
I’ve provided two options, so take your pick.
This one Is 80 pieces which ironically don’t rotate
Play the "Portstewart Wheel" puzzle!
This one is 80 pieces which do rotate. (Unlike the wheel)
Play the "Portstewart Wheel Rotating Pieces" puzzle!
Same picture for both
Not much to work with on the Where Is It? yesterday.
But the first one was the Dominican College from the Promenade.
The second picture was Mussenden Temple looking across Portstewart Strand.
Where is this construction work taking place?