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A message from Phil Moon
Welcome to the first of our BH bulletins which will also include a brief ‘Thought for the Day’ during this time of the Corona virus.
We’ll be putting these Bulletins online each morning between 9.30 and 10.00, every day from Monday to Sunday, so we can all know what’s happening in our church and be helped by being pointed to God’s word each day.
Last night we had our first ‘BH Cobra’ meeting (using Skype – it worked well), with me, Tim, Mark and Geoff (our wardens) Dave from Holy Cross and Simon from Goldstone. We’ll continue to meet regularly during this difficult time, and here are the main arrangements that we agreed last night, as they affect BH. Holy Cross and Goldstone of course have similar arrangements.
Thought for the Day (Phil Moon)
I’m having to self-isolate at the moment, having developed a cough last week. I’m 6 days in, 8 to go. And it’s a very strange experience, because Church is about people, and being with people, and just at the moment, we can’t do that in the way we normally would expect to.
But this morning I was reading Isaiah 2:1-4, and using Alec Motyer’s excellent devotional book Isaiah by the Day (you can buy it from Books Alive, worth every penny). He uses his own translation and in v3 it’s: “And many peoples will come, and they will say: ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the God of Jacob, so that he may teach us something of his ways, and that we may walk in his paths.’ For out of Zion will go forth teaching, and Yahweh’s word out of Jerusalem.”
Yes we have big challenges just now. But we will be back in the building at some point and that will be a wonderful day. And on that day and right now, and every day, He will teach us something of his ways that we may walk in his paths. May that be our prayer every day during this crisis, and for the rest of our lives.