The earworm (tune that has been going around my head) that has been living with me for the last couple of days, is; “Wow that’s amazing”. A song of praise, sung at last Sunday’s harvest service, it describes some of the amazing feats of nature found within God’s creation. Once you’ve heard that polar bears are all left handed, or an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain, it’s hard to forget! What was also hard to forget, was the amazing size of the pumpkins and marrows displayed the front of church – again reminders of the great and generous God of creation. Certainly the unexpected mini-heatwave of the last couple of days, combined with an opportunity whilst working away to cycle in the Trough of Bowland was a lovely treat for myself that in many ways took my breath away. Do take the chance – if only for a few minutes – to get outdoors tomorrow, and take in some of the Autumnal weather and God’s creation, before the torrents of rain sweep in over the rest of the week.
This autumn also sees the start of a new series of sermons for the next couple of months. Using the first chapter of Ephesians as a springboard, we’ll be looking at how as Christians, we can find, and maintain our confidence in Christ. This too should give us cause to exclaim: “Wow, that’s (or more accurately He’s ) amazing". It’s certainly the hope of the preaching team that this will be our shared experience and re-discovery, both in church, and our everyday life. Do join us if you possibly can.