Vicar's View: January 10th 2021

 

 

 

    As I begin to write this article it’s snowing and the white winter wonderland reaches out before me from my office window; we are in Epiphany and it’s a new and great opportunity to explore new things and opportunities.

    The wise men began a journey to follow a star to meet our Lord Jesus. They began a long journey believing that the star would lead them to the right place, a possible journey of a thousand miles.  When we read Mathew 2:1-12 we see how the wise men asked Herod where Jesus was to be born and how Herod was concerned.

   Following God’s call on our lives isn’t always easy. Sometimes we are challenged by his call on our lives and what journey he wants us to follow, but God knows the bigger picture.

     I have been in the Woodfield team for 10 months, and it’s not been the way I would have liked to start my new ministry. God has called Debs and me on this new journey, however strange it is at this time.  We trust in God’s call on our lives.  We must trust and believe God has a plan for us, to guide us all through these challenging and uncertain times.

    Believe in yourselves and all that you do in your lives and believe God has a plan for this area and his ministry here.

     One of my favourite hymns is ‘all my hope on God is founded’. There are a few lines that really hit home as we live through uncertain times and get our strength from God.

In verse one it says: ‘all my hope on God is founded; he doth still my trust renew.  Me through change and chance he guideth, only good and only true.’

In the second verse: ‘but God’s power, hour by hour is my temple and my tower.’ Then in the other verses 'God’s great goodness aye endureth’ and ‘daily doth the almighty giver bounteous gifts on us bestow.’

God is good

My prayers and blessings for you all

Rick.