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Thought for the Day by Phil Washington (BH Member)
A word for the darkest of times
‘Don’t be afraid, just believe’ Mark 5:36
In Mark’s gospel chapter 5, Jarius comes to Jesus with a broken heart. His precious little daughter is dying. Having found Jesus, he falls at His feet (v22,23) and pleads earnestly for Him to come and heal her. Hustled and bustled by the huge crowd, it must have been wonderful for Jarius to have caught the Saviour’s attention and eye. Even as he spoke, a woman who had been seriously ill for 12 years was healed, right there in front of him. Then someone else was speaking to Jarius, bearing the worst of news (v35). ‘Your daughter is dead, don’t bother the Teacher any more’. Before Jarius could utter a response, Jesus speaks to him - ‘Don’t be afraid, just believe’ (v36).
What a lesson here for all believers. In the darkest of life’s moments, it’s often Jesus who speaks first! ‘Two things you need to do right now Jarius – Don’t be afraid and just believe! Read the whole story in verses 22-43 to hear the wonderful outcome.
Have you just had some dreadful news? Are you in a dark place right now? Then follow Jarius and come to Jesus. Pour out your heart to Him. Are these words His reply to you? ‘Don’t be afraid, just believe’?
Grace and peace be yours in abundance
Could it be you?
10am service in church with live streaming starting this Sunday
A reminder that this Sunday 23 August we are re-starting the 10:00 service in church. The first service back is going to be the unofficial 6th day of the Great Escape Holiday Club that is happening this week. It is going to have a youth focus but it will be suitable for all ages and everyone is very welcome to attend. If you would like to come please sign up in the normal way via MyChurchsuite, the website or if you don't have the internet ring the office.
If there is no space left in the church then you can watch a live stream of the service. You can access this in the same way you have accessed the on-line Sunday services.
Mental Health Awareness 2020
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