Thought for the day

“The LORD said to MOSES, ‘Tell Aaron and his sons, “This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:         
 The LORD bless you and keep you;
 The LORD make His face to shine on you and be gracious to you;
 The LORD turn His countenance upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Generations later, 65 churches have come together on line to sing this beautiful blessing over the UK during this time of pandemic giving a powerful reminder of God’s presence with us always, throughout every generation, in every situation. In all the uncertainty and changes the world has seen over these last few months, we have the absolute assurance of God’s presence with us as He promises

“Never will I leave you; nor forsake you.” 
Deut. 31.6.   

Whatever we are going through, or have been through, He walks through it with us.  He is

“The Father of compassion and God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble….” 2 Cor.3-4.  

He can work through our weaknesses,

"My power is made perfect in weakness” 
2 Cor.12.9.  

He encourages us to

“Cast our cares on Him as He cares for us” 
1 Peter 5.7;  

He lifts us

“Out of the pit of despair.”, 
Psalm 40.2.  

How blessed are we are to be His children,

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
1 John 3.1. 

But what of those who have never known Him or have maybe turned away from Him?

Let’s pray that this is a time when we will seize opportunities to come together to reach out to others in His name, not just as individuals but also as churches across the land.  As social distancing has forced reliance on technology for churches and countrywide Christian events, these have also become more accessible.  Let’s pray for His guidance as we increasingly come together and seek to lead others to Him.

   “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity” 
Ps 133.1

With love and blessings

Val.

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