Prayer Letter from Alice

24.08.2020

Hello Everyone,

Trusting as ever that you continue to keep well.

Those of you who have received this Prayer Letter for some time will know that I wear another hat within Surrey Police and that is being a Chaplain.

Since Lockdown started, Chaplains have not been allowed to enter any Police Buildings.

This week would have been the 21st week I have not visited my Departments, but no; the Chief has given us permission to return. I look forward to seeing you, it will be very difficult not to want to shake your hand…

Last Sunday we had a visiting Speaker at our Church. He spoke on the 1st Chapter of Daniel. His subject was, “Not just surviving but also thriving”. This is something we have all had to do during this time of Lockdown.

He read the beginning of Daniel Chapter 1. I stopped listening as the word “Besieged” came up on the screen.

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. Dan:1.1.

At the moment I saw that word “Besieged”, I felt a righteous anger come up inside me. “How dare someone presume they have the right to do that?”. The thoughts went on.

Quickly I realised this is where your work comes in. You are always righting this wrong. People’s lives are turned upside down because of other people’s wrong acts. Again, I appreciate you so much in all that you do.

Where does God see us?

Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Eph: 2. 4-5.

Live in the Good of His Grace.

Alice.