One day at a time

Wow, there is a lot going on in the life of God’s church here at TGS (The Good Shepherd), at the moment. And it is hard to see one’s way through it all. Perhaps your present, personal life might be similar. As most of you know, we recently had three people in one week die: Peter Kelly, Renée Wills and Derek Ball. And although they have all gone home to glory, as they had accepted the gift of faith offered to us all in Jesus, we are left here and need to organise various immediate things as well as knuckle down to a future without our brothers and sister in Christ. For myself personally, as well as several others from God’s family here, we’ve also been to Townsville to celebrate the wedding of Claudia and Luke. Claudia is Richard & Kaye Unwin’s daughter. Plus, for a similar group of us we’ve had a second trip to Townsville for Synod. Yes, I can confidently say that I don’t think I have seen a busier time in the life of God’s church here. I take great heart from the expression, ’One day at a time’. Jesus, himself, tells us that at one level, that is how we must always be living our lives, otherwise we will tend to worry. We need to trust our heavenly Father, not only with the things concerning tomorrow, but also trust him to provide for us daily as we take one day at a time – and at the moment, that is the only way one can live without worrying about it all and perhaps throwing in the dummy. I love the song, ‘One day at a time’, and therefore the words: Lord for my sake teach me to take one day at a time One day at a time sweet Jesus that’s all I’m asking from you Give me the strength to do everyday what I have to do Yesterday’s gone sweet Jesus and tomorrow may never be mine So for my sake teach me to take one day at a time Yes, heavenly Father, please give us today our daily bread, and help us to not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself (Matthew 6:11,34).


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September 13, 2020