Hope is alive

Dear Jesus

You are my hope
Nothing more
The world bringing it's story
Of doom and gloom
Life feeling like it's cheap
Where the only choice is economic fate
Death and depression

But my hope and firm foundation
Is the saviour
Who rose from the dead
Who today still brings life
Accepting us individually
Who doesn't count statistics
Spread fear
Or pigeon hole
You to him are special
So worth dying for

You are worth more
Than a tsunami of pandemic
Your not a post code lottery
Or part of a chain reaction
You are not a slave
BUT loved
Not as a captive or a slave
But free and alive

In these times of yet another lockdown
When winter months are stark
And missing loves ones is hard
Stand firm
In the one
Whose only message is love
The one that is our hope

Look for the miracles
In the darkness
Stories that only shine love
Hope and encouragment
Spreading joy
Covering the fear
There is still so much good
If only we open our eyes
Trusting in the one
Who died to bring us life.

Lockdown part 2!

As England decides to catch up with the rest of the UK. A prospect of lockdown in dark autumn to winter nights seems gloomy.

Concern for nurses and carers. Only able to see parents from a distance. Unemployment at an all time low. We need hope to breakthrough.

It’s time to start thinking outside the box. Showing love and compassion creatively. To stop thinking about problems in a worldly way, but in a supernatural way.

Leave the science to the scientists. Let’s tackle what we can. Showing love to neighbours. Buying extra food for foodbanks if we are able to. Having a clear out, will things we no longer use be a help to others?

We can still plan Christmas, just not in the same way. Write and post cards to let others people know you are thinking of them. Reflect what Christmas means to you. Open your heart to a baby boy and see what emotions arise.

We are created imaginatively, by a creative God. Let God show us ways to support each other in new imaginative ways. Let us stand firm on our rock, unshakable in Christ