Susan has written in with a couple of encouraging thoughts from her time away in Surrey:
1. Because God thinks we’re the best, He died for the worst in us.
2. This week I’m staying in leafy Surrey and the garden is surrounded by trees. I heard of a word from God given to another believer which changed the way he looked at trees. The word was that the trees are God’s canopy of love over us. It blessed him and it blessed me when he recounted it. I pray it will bless you, too.
Julie shares her thoughts as she weeded her drive this week:
I've been clearing the moss and weeds from the block paving at the front of my house this week, not my favourite job! However, as I swept, I came across a single, small and very delicate purple flower growing between two bricks. It has survived cars driving over it and the very heavy rain and wind we've experienced at times this summer. I've cleared the weeds and moss but have left the flower because it reminds me of hope - no matter how difficult a situation we may be facing or how bleak our surroundings might seem, God can drop seeds of hope into our hearts which, as we tend them, will blossom and flourish.
'Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.' Hebrews 10:23