At the time of writing, footprints are featuring highly in the life of church. Many are currently being cut out of card by a group working towards the grand opening of the ‘footprints’ women’s group, scheduled for Monday 5th March. Whilst the group has been operational for a while, the securing of a degree of funding deserves duly celebrating, and it’s a real joy to see the group grow from strength to strength (as well as in number), as women of different generations and backgrounds come together and take “Positive Steps’ towards the future.
The church worship room, is also currently adorned with cardboard footprints. This time the product of one of our prayer stations, when we posed the question ”who do you follow and why?”, there is a display of commitments to follow Jesus, together with the individual reasons why. Certainly in my experience, in a world of competing promises, and fragile egos, any other invitations to follow political or ideological heroes, fall well short in what they offer, whilst still demanding a great deal.
This coming Sunday, we pick up on the story of perhaps the first adventurer in scripture, who took up the offer to follow wherever God was leading him and his family. The account of Abraham as found in Genesis, is an inspirational human story, but brings with it challenges too, as we’ll discover this week.
I pray that if possible, you’ll be able to join us as we journey together, but regardless, will be taken up for the rest of the week with the individual journey that God has called you to follow.