Daily email Number 379 – from the Vicar

In our journey through the Psalms we come today to Psalm 30.
Here is a song of thanksgiving from David to the Lord after answering his prayers, perhaps for healing from severe illness (vs.2-3).It is a reminder to us to call out to God in desperate times, but also especially to give Him thanks and praise when He answers and delivers us.Perhaps sometimes we are more ready to ask than to say thank you.
And contained in the Psalm are some more well-known words as David reminds the rest of God’s people that suffering or God’s judgement sometimes happens, but it is only temporary, compared to the eternal blessings of being in relationship with Him and Christ.’For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favour lasts a lifetime; weeping may come in the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.’ (v.5)

In our prayers today let us remember the New Waves Chapel congregation who meet in our church building on a Sunday afternoon, and their leader, Bishop Tony Poku;and also the Victory Bible Church congregation and their local leader, Bishop Joe Acquaie, who are buying our building;for God’s grace and blessing on both churches in their time of waiting for matters to progress, for patience and trust in the Lord.

For the observant among you, you will have noticed that unusually you received a daily email from me yesterday (Tuesday), and that is because I’ve shifted things round this week.  We are off tomorrow to another family wedding, this time in Manchester, and will be back sometime Saturday, and will be in church on Sunday. And so the daily email will resume next week.

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