Minister’s Summer Message
As I write, the sun is shining and the girls are enjoying playing in the garden, which is beginning to boom with fruit and vegetables to harvest and flowers blooming. This is the first year since being married that we’ve had a vegetable patch in the garden, and the girls and I have loved planting, watering, pruning, harvesting and finally eating that which we’ve grown together.
Doing things with others, whether as families, or with friends, or in groups of likeminded people, are all opportunities to learn from and about each other. The girls have learnt lots about plants and gardening, meanwhile I’ve learnt much about how children learn, in their questions, their wonderings and their excitement.
Learning is of course never over. it didn’t take long while I was a college studying theology to discover that the more I learnt, the more I still had to learn. But that is no reason not to ask questions, to wonder, and indeed, be excited by the opportunities for new discovery.
In the book of Lamentations we read “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (3:22-23)
These words, for me, are a daily reminder of the revelation of God – the daily excitement of new discovery. But yet, even with so much still to be discovered, God is steadfast and unceasing. Faithful and true.
So as you discover exciting new things this summer, I pray you continue to know God’s steadfast love and all unceasing faithfulness day by day.