As usual, Sue Cunningham brought along her two ‘friends’, Ginger and Boots, two cat glove puppets. Sue reminded us about her previous three visits when with the help of her ‘friends’ she spoke on the hand of God, feet and lions! (You can catch up with these talks by scrolling down the news page and clicking on older posts where necessary). This week we were challenged to think of the many ways we use our mouths – there are at least 12!
For those that were unaware, Sue reminded us that today is Ascension Day and in ten days’ time we will celebrate Pentecost, when the disciples preached the gospel in many languages. Although it would have been an obvious choice to delve into the letter of James (3 v 3-12), where James speaks of how we can use words in both harmful and encouraging ways, Sue chose instead to speak about the mouth of God and how the Bible says, ‘God said….’ and ‘the Lord spoke….’ many, many times.
God still speaks to us today and in many ways. Are we receptive to His voice? One particular way is through His Word, the Bible, whether we read it or listen to it being read or preached on. Sometimes God speaks with the same ‘still, small voice’ that Elijah heard in 1 Kings 19 v 11-13. It is so important that we take time to listen to what God is saying to us – to not be distracted by the things that crowd in.
Sue finished by giving us an opportunity to listen to what God wanted to say to us personally. She read an ‘Intimate letter from God our Father’, based on verses of scripture. We were encouraged to close our eyes and to allow God to speak personally to our hearts.
If anyone would like a copy of this love letter from our heavenly Father, please do have a word with Sue or Jane.