Chaplain's Update

Aug 15th 2019

"Be imitators of God, as beloved children and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us." (Ephesians 5:1-2)

 

Something to Ponder!

 

Six year old Dan decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes. He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister, spilling it on the floor.

He scooped some of the flour into the bowl with his hands, mixed in most of a cup of milk and added some sugar, leaving a floury trail on the floor, which by now had a few tracks left by his kitten.

Dan was covered with flour and getting frustrated. He wanted this to be something very good for Mum and Dad but it was getting very bad.

He didn't know what to do next, whether to put it all into the oven or on the stove and he didn't know how the stove worked! Suddenly, he saw his kitten licking from the bowl of mix and reached out to push her away, knocking the egg carton to the floor. Frantically, he tried to clean up this monumental mess but slipped on the eggs, getting his pyjamas white and sticky.

Just then, he saw Dad standing at the door. Big crocodile tears welled up in Dan's eyes. All he'd wanted to do was something good but he'd made a terrible mess. He was sure a scolding was coming. However, his father just watched him.

Then, walking through the mess, he picked up his crying son, hugged him and loved him, getting his own pyjamas white and sticky in the process.

That's how God deals with us. We try to do something good in life but it turns into a mess. We insult a friend, we can't stand our job or our health goes sour.

Sometimes, we just stand there in tears because we can't think of anything else to do. That's when God picks us up and loves us and forgives us, even though some of our mess gets all over Him.

Nevertheless, just because we might mess up, we can't stop trying for God or for others. Eventually, we'll get it right and then they'll be glad we tried.

 

Weekend Worship

Weekend Worship will be held in St Luke’s Chapel on Sunday 18 August beginning at 5.30 pm and we look forward to welcoming you. Our Service will take a little longer than usual as we will be baptizing and admitting a number of students to Holy Communion during our Service this weekend. Please keep them in your prayers as they take this next step along their Christian journey.

 

Father Iain Furby

Chaplain

St Luke's Anglican School

 

 

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