It’s the middle of December but already I need next year’s ‘Thinking Cap’ on. When you sit down with a nice cup of tea or coffee to read your January GPN magazine, you may already have put away your Christmas decorations. As Christmas celebrates Christ’s birth, what have you done with Him? Is He back in the loft with the rest of the things or have you given Him room in your heart this Christmas. For Christians, Jesus is with us all the time not just at Christmas. We all make mistakes and get things wrong, we all get sick but with God’s guidance we can pick ourselves up, lean on Him and He will never fail us. When you next put the kettle on think of this, God is the electric to the kettle, Jesus is the water and the steam is the Holy Spirit pouring out to enter the hearts of those who will receive Him. So if He is in the loft until next year, you only have to ask and He will come into your heart forever. Have a very Happy and Blessed New Year.
A Poem (Friends)
Thank you Lord for my many friends each one special in their own way.
I have one extra ‘Special Friend’ who’s with me each and every day.
I don’t have to stop and phone Him when I need someone to talk
Or wait until He visits because He’s in my ‘daily walk’.
When my ‘mole hills’ turn to mountains and I find them all too steep,
He listens and gives peace of mind, watches over me when I sleep.
Who is my extra Special Friend? Who never changes but stays
the same,Loving, caring, leading, guiding, Jesus is His name.
A Prayer from the Methodist Prayer Handbook.
Transforming God, Lord of reversals,
As you called the paralysed man, call us.
As you challenged the woman at the well, challenge us.
As you healed Jairus’ daughter, heal us.
As you comforted Mary of Bethany, comfort us.
Help us to remember that you can turn all things over, under and around.
Transform us outside and within, to be reflectors of your light in Your world,
Judith Holliman, minister, Conwy and Prestatyn Circuit