Our new motto for the year is from Matthew 28 v 20 – Jesus said, “And surely I am with you always.”

Thursday Fellowship started again after the winter break and Sue brought along her cat glove puppets, Ginger and Boots. Sue used Boot’s recent ‘knee replacement’ operation to illustrate how the Lord had been with her when she, herself, had had her very painful operation in December.  Sue shared how the Lord had kept her in hospital longer than she expected so that she could encourage the other patients in prayer and with the scriptures.

Using the examples of Joshua, Jehoshaphat and Jesus’s disciples, Sue showed how God had been with them.  Joshua had the terrifying task of leading the Israelites into the Promised Land, King Jehoshaphat and his tiny army had to face an enormous army, and the disciples were commissioned with the enormous task of going into the then known world with the Gospel.  In all three cases, God promised that He would be with them.

So, in our lives, whatever we’re doing , wherever we are and whatever we’re facing – however daunting- we can be sure that the Lord is with us. “And Surely I am with you always.” 

What a comforting message to start our new session! We were all given bookmarks to take home as a reminder of our Motto for the year.

If you would like to join us, please do pop along at 2pm on Thursday afternoons to the Parish Room of the Holy Cross Church in the centre of Woodingdean.  We can assure you of a very warm welcome.