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 Wisdom comes from fearing God.
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More than ever, in these uncertain times, we need wisdom.  The dictionary definition of wisdom is being able to make the right use of knowledge, judging rightly and being skilful.
There are many difficult decisions in the near future that will have to be made by our political leaders and also our church leaders concerning the future of our country and also the direction in which our church is heading.

The book of Proverbs says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom or the foundation of true knowledge. But what does fear of the Lord mean? One thing it does not mean is being frightened of God. There are 365 verses in the Bible that say, do not fear or do not be frightened. In 1 John, speaking about God’s love, John says such love has no fear for perfect love casts out all fear.

True fear is holding God in reverent awe and deep respect, recognising His utter holiness, purity and righteousness. Yes, God is our loving heavenly Father who calls us to be His children, to know Him personally and have an intimate relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. But we mustn’t lose sight of the fact that He is the Lord of creation, the sovereign God who as Paul says, dwells in unapproachable light.

May we strive to get the balance between having a deep intimate love for our heavenly Father and a healthy fear for our all-powerful God. If we are able, then we will have a proper basis for true wisdom.
May we also pray for our politicians and church leaders that they also seek the wisdom that comes from fearing God.

Clive Sprawson  

Sunday 23rd June

9.00 am Holy Communion
11am Morning Worship

 

The coffee shop is calling you...!


We really do not want to close the coffee shop on a Saturday but the current shortage of weekend volunteers is causing us concern.  We have lots of visitors to our lovely village over the summer months who stop to enjoy our delightful garden and homemade cakes - so if you think you could spare approximately 3 hours, on a monthly basis, June, July and August then please do get in touch. More hands make light work and allows us to keep our coffee shop open for everyone to enjoy.
Rachel, Joanne and Wen
General Synod 2020
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