From our Minister


As we have been looking at the Talking Jesus course, we have been encouraged to look for opportunities to share our faith. Yet sometimes no matter how hard we try, it doesn’t seem to work.

Asel Adams, the well-known landscape photographer and conservationist, told a story about himself. Before he became famous as a photographer, he studied piano and showed some talent. At one of his first recitals he played Chopin's Nocturne in F Major. "In some strange way," he said, "my right hand started off in F-sharp major while my left hand behaved well in F major. I could not bring them together. I went through the entire nocturne with the hands separated by a half-step."

The next day, someone walked up to him and jokingly commented, "You never missed a wrong note!"

Well, sometimes it can feel just like that, you want to live for God and witness and share your faith, but some days it seems that you "never miss a wrong note." Or get them all in the wrong order. You can feel like such a failure, like it’s just not working out.

Yet, as we thought about mission the other Sunday,  we realised it’s God’s mission, not ours, and you can be sure that God loves you, and will be there to help you. It’s just about taking a moment to refocus on him.

The psalmist declared ‘The Lord is good and does what is right; He shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way." (Psalm 25:8-9).

So don't give up on yourself—God hasn't!  Just take a moment of prayer and try again.

Rev Rick