Different members of our church family have been sending in various resources that they've found helpful in recent weeks and wanted to share with others.
We'll be adding to this page as time goes on, so keep checking back!
Hallelujah Chorus (H/T David Smith)
Chris & Rosie's friend, Mark Burbridge, has made this meditative video using the words of Psalm 23.
Pat Brandon has set the words of Psalm 62, which we included in our service on 29th March, to music. You can hear the recording below.
Roger Grant offers the following reflection...
I recently read this account of how a need for food was met through the generosity of others. Note it wasn’t just a one off response but something that was on going.
In a Vietnamese village the government gave ID cards to everyone apart from the Christians. A believer in that village says, “When they delivered food rations, they looked for our ID. Because we had nothing to show them, they didn’t give our family anything. We were so hungry, but God knew and He provided. There were lots of times when we didn’t have any rice to eat, but people came to us and brought us rice. They didn’t even know us! It’s amazing how God provides!”
It seems to be that these villagers settled for a very basic diet. Contrast this with the diversity of products that are available in our supermarkets. Having said this you, like me, will have recently noticed shelves stripped bare. Compare the generosity of those Vietnamese villagers with the evidence of greed being displayed in our community.
I understand that food banks are running short of supplies due to unprecedented demand. We have the privilege of being like those villagers when our contributions are not just one offs but on going.
Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 9:10-11
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
God provides us with enough for our needs and with more than enough to continue sharing with those who we are unlikely to know.
Thank You Lord, for the way You provide for us and out of its excess give us the desire to respond generously to the needs of others. We pray that those who receive may be moved to give thanks to God. Amen.