- we are all on so many journeys.
journeys - like the trip to school I make with Marcia every day;
journeys - my step-daughter flies to Australia to live in a
journeys - the endless stream of shoppers I saw going round
and round in
Sainsbury's this afternoon;
journeys - all the holidays that are behind the queue in the
post office for
journeys - the lady whose funeral I conducted this afternoon;
journeys - all of us, living the life of faith, pondering
God's will for us, seeking to
live lives that are pleasing to God, that honour God and reflect
God's love for
I will climb in my car and drive to Dover, board a ferry and
sail to France and drive on to Le Mans. It seems simple
when I put it like that but right now I am part excited but
mainly terrified. Terrified I've over-looked some
documentation and will get turned back at the ferry.
Terrified my car will misbehave on the roads. Terrified
the traffic will misbehave. But in the end I have to
trust. Trust I have prepared properly and leave the rest
in God's hands.
Is our faith journey any different? We are encouraged to
prepare ourselves for all that life offers (and indeed
sometimes throws at us) by equipping ourselves, re-sourcing
ourselves with Christian faith and character.
You may have heard mention of 'Walking the Way' - an initiative
of the church with an exciting focus on lifelong Christian
discipleship and mission. It moves beyond a set of programmes
into the world, where each step we take is accompanied by
Jesus, helping us to bring about change in our own lives and,
ultimately, in Church culture and society. As you engage in 'Walking the
Way', I hope your understanding of what being a
Christian disciple means will deepen. Who knows, you may grow
beyond your wildest dreams, living as a disciple in all parts
of your life.
Look out for further mention of this in the September Link.
Until then, may your summer journeys bring you refreshment and
Be all that you can in God, for God is good,