- Published: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 14:02
- Written by Ian Brown
Read the reflections of Pamela Scott - our Parish Assistant
It’s the start of a New Year and we think we have so much time to do things. We can wait for a while, see how the year is going to pan out, take our time. That’s is certainly what I thought on 1st of January. But by the 3rd, things had changed, I got back into my study to plan for the few months to come, only to find out that Ash Wednesday is the 14th February. Although I knew Easter was at the beginning of April, that still seemed like quite a while away. Since I am going on holiday on 25th January until 10th February, I better start thinking about Lent and any studies, quickly. I was then given an appointment card for the dogs to return to the groomer in 10 weeks…well that’s not long, but it takes us into the middle of March!!
I decided that although I have these things planned, I have to slow down, take time with God. This may be something that we all have to do, it is all too easy to fill our diaries with appointments for our hair, doctors, hospitals or any number of things. But we have to spend time with God as He can very easily be left aside in our very busy world. We don’t mean to do it, but other things get in the way and end up crowding Him out. God is the one who will renew us, give us the strength to continue, even when we feel things have got too much and we have no strength to go on.
Perhaps it would be good to remember the words written in Isaiah 40: 31
“But those who trust in the Lord for help
will find their strength renewed.
They will rise on wings like eagles;
they will run and not get weary;
they will walk and not grow weak.”