A message I have received this week, it is a reply to a comment I made. I felt that the writer is so busy at work, finding time to read the PL must be difficult to do, if not impossible
“Many thanks Alice- of course I find time to read the PL! Everything stops for a few moments of quiet reflection as I read the letter. Even just that minute or so taken out to focus on what is really important in life helps recharge my batteries so keep up the good work!”
- I have become aware over the Christmas period that there are a number of Officers who are dealing with ill health amongst their families. Prayer please for those that are left behind when Officers and Staff go out on duty. Also that good medical support will be available to them.
- Again this year we are being asked by Sussex Police to encourage Officers from the Met, Surrey, and Sussex to be available to support in the area of Safeguarding at the Big Church Day Out being held in Sussex in May. Two attachments added to below for further information.
On Sunday last at Church, one of our Leaders told us that during the previous week; he had made tea for himself and one of his Colleagues. Colleague likes “proper” sugar in his tea, but he the Leader always had a sweetener. As he walked away with the two mugs of hot drinks, he could not recall which was which. So he tasted both, the first one was OK but then he tasted the second one. He realised that that one was his Colleague’s, the taste of real sugar was obvious and wonderful.
That happening stayed with him during the week. A substitute is OK, but the real thing is so much better. He encouraged us not to place substitutes in the way of us getting to God. This so spoke to me – “I’ll Pray shortly but I will stop and have something to eat first”. “Mustn’t forget my Bible Reading, I’ll do it later”. I am so good at doing God’s stuff, but only “once I have done this”. Inevitably “coming to God” often does not get done.
Thankfully the following is true. “Even though God knew we would be sinners, He still sent Jesus to die for us” Rom 5.8.
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Many Blessings as you press on into another week.
My Prayers are with you daily.