FROM THE MANSE
write this on a damp and chilly Friday.. You may be thinking why is she
writing in October or February? NO it is SUMMER! Why is she writing on a
Friday? I write this on my day off this week as it is the only time I now
have. And I am writing in blazing June!
little dog still wanted to go out for his walk so I put on some old
clothes and the dog his little jacket and out we went. The children were
on their way to school and people were setting off in their cars for work,
but we did not meet our usual doggy ‘friends’ along the way.
the sun is shining it is easy to go about our daily lives with a smile for
all we meet, even if we don’t feel on top of the world, but when the
weather is ‘miserable’ we can sometimes feel that way too.
you remember the song we used to sing?
wants me for a sunbeam,
shine for him each day”.
second verse is:
want me to be loving
kind to all I see,
how pleasant and happy
little one can be”.
the sun is not shining Jesus wants us to be a sunbeam so we can light the
world. In Matthew chapter 5 he tells us “You are like light for the
city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp and puts it under
a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for
everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before
people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your
Father in heaven.
summer, when the weather is damp and chilly remember that God shines his
light in our hearts and needs us to shine that light for others to see. We
may, by our loving and kind deeds, be able to cheer someone up along the
wish you a very happy summer in all you do and in all the places you go.
Be happy and enjoy life as much as you can. The smile of your sunbeam may
light the way for someone else.
friend and minister, Janet.