It seems that dry weather has deserted us recently, although I did manage to get the grass cut on Monday before that day’s instalment of the wet stuff. We are the driest area of the country though, for which we count our blessings (possibly apart from when daily watering is needed) and likewise do so for our below average covid-19 cases. There are times when having less people per square mile has its benefits.
Earlier today we held our last weekly Cuppa and Chat, started to give people an opportunity to meet face-to-face (virtually) when lockdown came in. Given the potential for tighter restrictions to come in I’ll be continuing on a fortnightly basis in the short term, so the next meeting will be on 28th October, provisionally at 14.00 on a Wednesday but if you wanted to join but are already committed at that time then please drop me an email and I’ll see what can be done.
The likely trajectory of covid cases is very worrying, especially for those more vulnerable but I’m reminded of John 14:1 – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.” Our social distancing does impact us adversely but we must remember that the unseen presence of God is with us. Jesus came to be an example of how we are to live in God’s love and we know the value he placed on prayer to support and sustain him as he journeyed to the Cross through which we are redeemed. In the coming week I’d ask you to reflect on those with whom you worshipped pre-lockdown and pray for their ongoing health and wellbeing. Before doing that I would ask that you think of all those around the world meeting together in Christ’s name and include them in your prayers as a reminder that the walls of a building cannot contain God’s presence. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.”
RevMerv on behalf of SWITM Leadership Team