With the cold weather here and the sniffles and coughs that so often accompany it, often we can find ourselves getting a little down about life and faith. For many people it can be a tough time, and for some a time of depression. How do we handle that as a community of faith? How do we come alongside and support people in tough times? How do we get through them ourselves? What does it mean for our church involvement and attendance at Church events and services?
None of these questions are particularly easy to answer, but what I do know is that God is happy for us to ask them. Through the comfort of the Holy Spirit, and the "hands and feet" of his people, God is reaching out to you no matter how you feel at this time. In the arms of God is the safest and best possible place that you can be!
We can be a community where it's OK to be struggling, a people who are willing to come alongside and support one another through tough times. We need to be because that's what Jesus would do. Have a blessed week!
Pastor David Auty