Love for another person is almost indefinable. How precious, how wonderful – and this is only a glimpse of the love that God has for us; the care He takes in creating every one of us. He knows us intimately and loves us utterly.
We each have our own dry bones experiences: the teacher without the energy to teach anymore, the worker trapped in a boring job, 2 friends who don’t enjoy being with each other anymore, the Christian leader having a crisis of faith, the grandparent taken for granted and worn down caring for the grandchildren.
Zaza is eight years old and lives in Haiti. When a hurricane hit Haiti two years ago, Zaza was at home in bed. Knowing that their house wasn’t strong, Zaza and her family ran through the wind and the rain to a nearby shelter. The wind was so strong that it blew over many trees on Zaza’s part of the island – she only just escaped being crushed by a falling coconut tree.
Geoff Stokes began his journey to incarceration aged eight. A year later he joined Elmwood in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham. John Stratton, a Peaky Blinders-like figure, became a very big influence in Geoff’s life. John is still at large in the South Staffordshire area, so be careful!
The first Saturday in May is now established as ‘Benefice Boundary Walk Day’. Or it has for us! Over the last couple of years we have also linked this Benefice Walk with the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ global prayer initiative.
We’ve a very busy day planned for Saturday May 19th. So don’t make any plans to be elsewhere! Away Day, Royal Wedding watching and Whisky Tasting