A Sense of Peace.....
A Sense of Peace…
Services took place at FMC and at Mawnan Smith today, the first since lockdown for Mawnan Smith, with the addition of an online service for the Falmouth and Gwennap Circuit which was led by Revd Andrew with Bruce and Shirley Keer the link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIhf3cmYLAk
The service began with the hymn Be Still for the presence of the Lord…you may think this an easy instruction, ‘be still’ but it is not something which I am good at, are you? Andrew then talked about turmoil and our need for comfort and peace; maybe this is found in a place like our beautiful coastlines or parks or maybe it is being at home.
Thinking about what ‘peace’ actually means to us and how it is expressed in the Bible Andrew then explored inner peace and Shirley read Isaiah 38: 9 -17 and how for one Bible character ‘bitterness turned to peace.’
As the second hymn, The Lord’s my Shepherd played, this theme of trusting in God continued with the line ‘and I will trust in you alone.’
Andrew challenged us to consider if we indeed have that sense of peace in our lives. And do we take time to calm our minds? Ending with the challenge of to whom we may offer comfort this week?
The ending hymn ‘Lord of all Hopefulness’ is probably a prayerful reminder to us all that the Lord is ‘all gentleness, Lord of all calm, whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm…..’