A little word
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? Psalm 8.4-5 (NIV)
Have you ever lain on your back at night in the countryside and taken in the vastness of the universe? Being city dwellers it’s hard for us to get away from the light pollution. I imagine this Psalmist had done just that. It makes you feel really tiny and insignificant, and begs the question raised above in the Psalm. And yet we know that God does care for us. That is our gospel, our good news; God cares so much, that he stepped into human time and space; He shows us a new and different way, a better way.
At the very heart of that message is just how incredibly special and precious each one of us is. I pray we will never lose sight of that; for ourselves, for all those we meet, and for all those brothers and sisters we will never meet but share a common home with.
New for this week
If you’d like to join us on Sunday morning, here is a reminder of the link. The link is the same every week.
Meeting ID: 303 159 289 Password: 597076
Alternatively, for audio only, you can phone in to this number: 0131 460 1196, and follow the instructions.
We start to gather online from 10.00, our service starts properly at 10.30.
This week’s reading is Matthew 13. 31-33 & 44-52
Sunday evening is our monthly Reflective Service. We start at 7pm and it is usually about 45mins. Please join quietly just before 7.
Sara is away until 1/8. For pastoral concerns contact Pip.
Things to pray for
Give thanks for something beautiful you have seen this week
For +Pete and the staff team at the Diocese; guiding, supporting and encouraging us
Peace and support for all those anxious and struggling to cope with life at the moment
Earlier week’s news
Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.