Crawley United Reformed Church

LETTER FROM THE MANSE

I don’t know about you but I am one for ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’.  It could lead me astray as I love driving down tiny country lanes either here or abroad.  But God is good and instead of being stupid I often feel very brave and see the most delightful sights.

However, we are not all like me, thank goodness!  Sometimes we need encouragement.

‘Come to the edge’, He said.
They said, ‘we are afraid’.
'Come to the edge’, He said.
They came.
He pushed them,
and they flew.

Guillaume Apollinaire

That’s the thing about fear, it can stop us from flying.  It can paralyse us into standing still.  And then we lose the fantastic opportunity of being our true selves.  We know from the bible that Jesus says that we must look to Him and keep going.  As prophets and others have encouraged us, we need to encourage one another to leave past things behind and have courage to move on.   So, do you need a little push?

“You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way.”  Richard Bach, in his book Jonathan Livingston Seagull

And the gospel writer John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

There is lots going on at the church over the next few weeks, come and join us.  You would be very welcome.  Come and enjoy some summer fun with us.

Blessings

Bridget