Today we continue on the Road to Emmaus and reach the village with Jesus and the disciples. Suddenly the disciples realise who Jesus is. Tommy Bruce likens this to suddenly realising that Jesus is at work in our lives when we thought he was far away or silent. He suggests that we should respond in the following way .
Think of a time when you have been aware of God’s presence, him answering your prayers, even the silent prayer of your heart. How have you been encouraged by this? Have you told others to encourage them? As we go through present difficult circumstances, take time this week to encourage someone by telling them what God is doing in your life.
Yesterday I mentioned how some people have written a testimony about Lockdown based on two questions.
- What have you lost?
- What have you gained?
What I have gained
Half a stone!!
Children who cook!
Being a better neighbour
Enjoying more church services than just my own all in one day!
A happy dog -walks every day and never left alone!
Appreciation of technology – after recording an opening prayer for our online service, I realise how much effort Richard puts in to creating Burnside at home!
A new place to go at 8pm on Thursdays – front door NHS clap!
Time to …..
• Read – Tides daily devotions, Burnside daily blog articles and my Bible
What I have lost
Being late for church!
My holiday to Tenerife!
Being able to call in and hug my Mum and Dad
GB Display and prize giving
Work – Teaching kids at school and meeting up with my colleagues.
My hair appointments!!
There will be a minutes silence today at 11:00am to commemorate key workers who have died from Covid-19.
The Humble Wellie Boot
In the latest PCI blog, Rev Ian Harbinson reflects on the humble wellie boot with the old saying, ‘never judge a man till you’ve walked a mile in his boots’. Ian writes that Jesus walked many a mile in our boots, walking all the way to the cross
Mitch - Testimony
Many of you will remember Mitch from Crown Jesus Ministries when they were with us in the Triangle Area. This is a video of Mitch sharing his testimony.
Remember that you can find positive help through listening to Christian Radio. You can listen on your TV or online
The Church In China
If we are re-evaluating our relationship with China, concerns about religious freedom should be front and centre.
Walking In Hope
Is there a way we can capture a sense of hope in the middle of the situation our world is facing? Click here to read thoughts by UCB's CEO, David L'Herroux
We went a different direction on Sunday for our walk so managed to capture a few different sights.