Message from Bob
Our service on the 6th of October was a combined Harvest and Youth service and wasn’t it a joy to see all the youngsters running riot in the sanctuary? Quite different from my own memories of church at that age, although my minister and the elders were all very nice, welcoming and loving people. The 1960’s, though, were not a time when children got the run of anywhere, far less a church.
And I couldn’t help but think that church and family were clearly doing something right when I saw one of our youngsters giving a piece of paper fruit she had found to a smaller boy who wasn’t having a lot of success in his own fruit hunting. A small act of kindness and love in the midst of a scene of controlled mayhem.
I was one of very few who even saw that beautiful act but that is how kindness, indeed all the fruits of the spirit, should be demonstrated. Nothing we do is for the approval of anyone else, nor is it done to be seen by anyone else. We do what we do because we are trying to be more like our Lord and Saviour, and even if no one else ever sees our acts we can be sure that he does.
“Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16: 13 - 1
God bless you all.