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Life in all its fullness.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

This term our church is taking a sort of 'sabbatical'. After five years of new initiatives and hard work, seeking to love and bless those around us, it seemed that folk were rather tired and a bit jaded. We had, perhaps, overdone it, at the expense of our own wellbeing.

This season is being called, variously "Pause and Pray" or "Be Still" - the latter after this verse from Psalm 46:

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Recently, with this in mind, I have been thinking quite a lot about life, and 'busy-ness'. Modern life is, undeniably, terribly busy. Thirty years or so ago, we were all led to believe that the advent of computers and other modern 'laboursaving' technology, would usher in an era of relative ease. That has, assuredly, not been the case; most of us are busier than ever - slaves of our careers, the clock, computers and other machines.

Copyright Phil Hendry, 2016