Autumn is well and truly here with the clocks going back and dark evenings. A walk in the woods yesterday made me think not only of the beauty of creation but also of the burning bush. You’re going about your normal daily business then bang, the totally unexpected happens and you are at key turning point in your life. God spoke to Moses but he wasn’t initially too thrilled by the assignment; he didn’t feel up to it. Often that’s how we feel at key decision points. With every opportunity comes a challenge.
For many in the middle east and other countries, God breaks into their lifes in unexpected ways, such as Dreams and Visions. Following Jesus offers transforming hope but also real costs, such as rejection by family and community; beatings or loss of employment. What a choice! Our gifts and prayers can really help those making this choice to stand strong, like the young North African in the clip below.
With respect to 60@60 I continue to work on ongoing challenges. I’m now past halfway on spotting 60 birds-Brent Geese and a White Egret on East Beach today. I’m learning lots. Into the recipes and guitar practice too. Working towards running 60 miles this month I realised looking at strava (a running app) that I had already run 615 miles this calendar year. That’s only 80 miles short of from here to John O Groats or Newcastle and return! But most running days it’s 3 miles with 7 at weekends. But it made me think that it’s the little things done regularly that have a big cumulative impact. That’s true in so many things. Any money you donate to 60@60 may not feel large but joined together with others can make a big difference in helping those who need our support.