it's true. Don't get me wrong, I loved being at the final and sharing in the joy of winning our first Rugby World Cup in 24 years, but now...well, it's over. It's time to move on and there is so much good that we can move on to.
As a church we have a mission statement. Do you remember what it is? "HBC exists to: Honour God; Build the Kingdom of God; Connect with our
We also have a brand new vision statement. How does it go again? "Living faith from the inside out"
As the hype of Richie's boys and the Webb Ellis Cup starts to die down, it's important for us as a church to remember what we're all about. These two statements above give us a glimpse of that. We're about life and faith; we're about people in relationship with God; we're about love and hope. No matter how excited we might get (and I get a little more excited than most) about Rugby, the plain truth is that there is nothing more exciting than having a living, breathing, deep and meaningful relationship with the creator of the Universe.
So this week as you "bask" in the glow of being Rugby World Cup champions, let's take time to remember the REALLY important things of life, and our life as a community of faith...and let's keep moving together towards being more and more what God wants us to be.
For the glory of God!
Pastor David Auty