Psalm 1 Part 5
The Choice Of Two Ways
Every Friday Frances shares some thoughts on a hymn.
How grateful we should be for our Emergency Services!
Last Saturday morning from our home we heard the familiar sound of an approaching emergency vehicle as it neared Portstewart. It was in fact the Coastguard en route to the Strand where a paddleboarder was in trouble. At the same time Portrush Lifeboat, together with a smaller craft, were making their way to the incident. Thankfully, all went well.
That afternoon, NI Fire and Rescue Services were assigned to a gorse fire at Ballintoy. Two Fire Appliances made their way to the location as we were travelling in the area.
This is, of course, only a small representation of the work that is carried out day by day, but is an illustration of the vigilance and speed required by the responders. Those on duty must be alert and ready to act, often putting their own lives at risk in the service of others.
We often refer to our situation with the current pandemic as ‘being in a storm’ or we refer to our troubles as ‘the storms of life.’
In Mark Ch 4 we read of Jesus being asleep in a boat when the storm arose on the Lake and His disciples feared for their lives. NIV Bible records that ‘He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.’
We have One who is always at our side, ready to assist in any difficulty or emergency we may face. In 1 Peter 5:7 we read, ‘Cast all your worries on Him because He cares for you.’
Our Song today is ‘God will take care of you.’
Presbyterian Moderator Dr David Bruce chats about his unique installation experience prior to the Standing Commission of the General Assembly in June 2020 as well as his reaction to COVID-19 and the changes and challenges it has brought to the Church.
This is the first in a short series of video chats with the Moderator.
Keswick (47 min Audio)
The latest Kes Talk Podcast is out now! This is an Evening Celebration sermon from 1999 by Sri Lankan preacher Ajith Fernando. He introduces us to Jesus’ presence & power from John 9, & applies this to the urgent call God gives to us to serve Him
Go to: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960415/4300058-7-the-light-of-the-world-ajith-fernando-1999
Many of you will be familiar with the free music service available on the internet called Spotify. The free version is supported by ads and you can pay a monthly subscription to remove the ads. The free version works better on a desktop computer than a mobile device, but it is an incredible resource for Christian Music and church podcasts. There are all sorts of playlists available which others have put together. The blog is not sponsored by Spotify but I have found it a great source of positive Christian, biblically based encouragement during Lockdown.
Check it out here.
Here is a playlist of some great worship songs
Here is a link to a playlist of Getty Hymns
A 90 piece challenge for the weekend. This puzzle incorporates the church car-park and the surrounding houses on a beautiful sun setting evening. No rotating pieces but all the houses look the same. Have fun over the weekend.
Play the "Overhead" puzzle!
This is the storage container used by the RNLI Lifeguards, that sits on the beach just behind Harry’s Shack. I’ll try and get a photo over the weekend and show you next week.
So where is this?