In this strange new way of living where uncertainty abounds, fear not love seems to be a motivating force, and language, ideologies and algorithms bring division, it can be hard, even for the sunniest and most optimistic of us to remain upbeat. Maybe this is appropriate. We are living, I believe, in dark times, and on my continual quest to seek truth amongst the many messages we are bombarded with, the reality of what we are confronted with is sobering indeed.
I find that it is a discipline to seek God’s still small voice above all others, and remember that as Christians while “some trust in chariots and some in horses, we trust in the name of the Lord our God”. Psalm 20:7.
However, as autumn draws to a close and the anticipation of Advent and all the festivities which lead up to Christmas begin to bubble, I want to remember and thank God for his abundant blessings, and for some of the golden moments we’ve had, despite grey skies overhead. Let’s be encouraged that
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”Lamentations 3:22-23
That is cause to celebrate indeed.
Here of some of our golden moments during these somewhat grey November days.