Thought For The Week 28 January 2018
A few weeks ago our son Oliver turned twelve years old. The night before his birthday Andrea and I were looking back over photos from the last year.
I suppose that I already knew, on some level, that 2017 had been a busy year.
Looking at the photos of all the comings and goings in the life of our family and in the life of our church here in Timaru I really was astounded at just how much had
2017 was a year of verdant growth in our lives together. Looking ahead to 2018, I can already see many buds ripening. As these buds begin to open, we need to remember that our goal is not busy-ness but fruitfulness. As Brent has been sharing with us over the summer series our first concern is not to get everything done, but to remain connected to the life-giving sap of God’s love at work in our lives.
So as we begin the year together, I encourage you to breathe out the busy-ness of it all, and to breathe in the Breath of God, the creator and sustainer of all things.