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Thought for the Day by Phil Moon (Vicar)
One week ago, many of us were disappointed. We had been hoping that today would be the end of restrictions and that next Sunday we would be, not least, able to sing together again in the building.
Then some well-placed briefings, leaks and ministerial comments began to alert us that it might not all be such smooth sailing, and Boris’ announcement last Monday confirmed our fears. It does sound sensible though, doesn’t it? We need to get more people vaccinated, and be praying there won’t be an Epsilon variant coming along any time soon.
And in the meantime we persevere, we keep on going. We keep on looking to Jesus, praying, trusting that God does have all this in His gracious hands. When we have done Men & Mountains I have sometimes talked about the virtues of plodding. There’s no point in trying to go too fast; but plenty of point in just plodding on. And on. And on. And as Christians there are times when we just need to keep on going. Sometimes it feels like a plod. And that’s ok.
When Paul wrote his second letter to the church at Thessalonica, he says in 2Thess 1:4 “Therefore among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.” COVID is hardly a persecution, but it is a bit of a trial that we need to endure. And with God’s help we have endured, we are enduring and we will endure. We’ll persevere, we’ll keep on plodding on. One day it won’t be a plod, there’ll be a lightness in our step, for we’ll be able to sit near to each other, drink coffee together and, yes, sing. And one day, there won’t be a plod, as we’ll be jumping for joy on the day Jesus returns.
But for now, it may feel a bit more like a plod. That’s ok. Perseverance is a virtue.
Service of Ordination to the Priesthood
On Monday 28th June the Bishop of Lewes is coming to Bishop Hannington for a service of ordination to the priesthood for Ben and two others (From Hailsham and Angmering). Spaces in church are limited but we will be releasing tickets to attend the service in person soon. The service will be live streamed on the BH YouTube Channel.
Mental Health Awareness 2021
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