Psalm 3 v 3 God Protects
Every Tuesday Wilma share some of her thoughts with us.
Last week I mentioned a chorus about a door that is open, this week I am writing about a door that was closed.
A few years ago my niece and I celebrated our special birthdays by flying to the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides. The main attraction in going there was the flight on a small plane which lands on the beach. On one of our walks on the Hebridean Way, we noticed a small cottage by a lake, the door was closed, a swan was standing tapping on it with her beak. We were fascinated and stood to watch as she tapped and waited, repeating her efforts. The owner eventually opened the door and threw out some food for her to eat. Her cygnet was waiting closeby and soon joined her. Obviously this was a routine for the persistent swan.
I am reminded of a parable in Luke ch 11 which Jesus told to his disciples about a person who went to a friend's house at night to ask him for bread to feed an unexpected visitor. The friend refused and said his door was closed and his children were in bed for the night, but because of the man's persistence he decided to give him the bread. On another occasion Jesus told a story in Luke ch 18 about a persistent widow who was seeking justice. She kept going to the local judge with her request but he refused. Eventually, because of her persistence he ensured she got justice.
Jesus told these stories to remind us we should always pray and not give up. Last year, in Burnside church many participated in "The Forty Days of Prayer" programme using the booklet "Catching the Wave". After completing it, Richard reminded us to continue praying for the particular persons or big issues we had prayed for during the forty days. The Try Praying banner is still on the outside wall of our church.
Lockdown has provided us with more time than ever to "pray without ceasing".
Let’s Pray for Care homes
Give thanks for the many ways in which staff in care homes have shown great dedication and devotion to residents in a time of great stress and strain.
Pray for the ongoing battle to keep care homes infection free, asking God to gradually restore normal patterns of daily life together and safety in visiting.
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Persuasive Evangelism Podcast (23 Minute Audio)
With special guest Glen Scrivener: - When sharing the gospel, where do you start? In this episode of PEP Talk, Andy and Kristi speak with Glen Scrivener about his book 3-2-1: The Story of God, the World and You and how he works from the love of the Trinity down to our ultimate goal of union with Christ.
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Of course yesterday the Where Is It? was at Landsdown Car-park in Portrush. There are always two ice-cream vans parked side by side, but you should always go to the one with the little Liverpool FC emblem on the back and the KOP 99 number plate.
Where is this little walk way and winch.