Thought for the Day – Tuesday 19th May

Ask – Don Brennan

In 1642 Richard Lovelace wrote “Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage” and involuntary isolation has made that saying ring true. It’s how we think and feel about things that is critical to our wellbeing.

Eventually lockdown will be lifted and freedoms will be restored – 6 weeks, 6 months I don’t know how long but eventually “imprisonment” will end and freedom will be restored. Yet some will undoubtedly still find it a struggle – feeling down can’t just be switched off overnight. Feelings of self-esteem may have been damaged by the gap between how folk hoped they would be cared for and what actually was their experience.

One thing God failed to do when He created us was to make us telepathic – we won’t know if you’re struggling unless you tell us. Don’t hide it – that’s pride not bravery. Asking is often the hardest, bravest thing in the world to do – but DO IT. Remember Gill’s number 01246 413470 or Andy’s 01246 412289. You are an important member of Christ’s family – his body here in Dronfield.

Our Pastoral Team and Andy may be busy now ensuring the fellowship remain engaged and cared for but that won’t switch off once Government declares the worst over. In many ways the need for care may just be starting.

Verse for Today – “so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5 NIVUK


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