It was the harvest thanksgiving service at Great Warford Baptist Church today .
For centuries ( since 1642) God's people have gathered in this place. Ever since the days of Oliver Cromwell. Generations of folk have come and gone and still God's word is proclaimed from this pulpit.
The sense of history was tangible . Oh that this pulpit would continue to proclaim His name until that glorious day when history is no more.
Family life is a joy. Our family is separated by many miles , Portsmouth , London and for one day yesterday York ( Laura.) Even with the separation imposed by distance modern technology bridges the gap. Well almost.
Yesterday our family whatsapp group was awash with banter , the banter of sisterhood and in this there is much solace and joy. The joy of knowing that in a loving family you can be yourself and relax into the good humoured Micky taking without any long term lasting damage 😄
Families are designed to bless God and to bless each other. For that I am very thankful.
Noah officially celebrates his sixth month here on earth today. It is hard to grasp the way in which time does indeed fly.
I am writing this in my study at home and the sound I hear is the tick-tock of my wall clock ... Time ticks on , it is relentless.
On the one hand this saddens,as you know that at some point your time will one day come to an end and you will depart from those you love and cherish. On the other hand beyond this life is paradise , secured for us by the one who came to lead us in the way , the truth and the life . Leading us ultimately into life eternal. As the clock ticks this is our hope.
So Noah if you read this many years from now and I am long gone ,know that paradise awaits you in Jesus. Know that one day we will all be reunited in the eternal realm. Worshiping together , the one who gave Himself for us.