Faith Matters

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."
Isaiah 40 v8

 

London’s parks and gardens are parched with heat. The green grass has been replaced by swathes of hardened, yellow earth. Yet we know that when the rains do come – and they will
because this is England! – it will very soon return back to the lush greenness we all love.

 

When we go for long stretches without reading and absorbing God’s word, before we know it, we can ourselves become hardened and impervious. Yet God longs to pour out his Spirit on us and refresh us with his word. So wherever you are this summer – town, country, mountain, lake or beach – make sure you set aside those ‘sanctuary   moments’ when you can simply read God’s word and let it refresh you.

 

The Psalms are full of wisdom and wonder so make it a goal to read and commit to memory one or two short psalms which you can later down the road, draw from the well.

 

Psalm 121 seems entirely appropriate for the coming summer Holidays.

 

Psalm 121

 

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

 

May I wish you all a blessed and safe Summer.

 

Mr Manning

Assistant Principal