Your partner? Your colleagues? Your dog?
We all talk to different people at different times – and sometimes the conversations are better than others!
Sometimes of course it really matters that we are talking to the right person. If it’s an emergency and we call 999, we’re asked which emergency service we require and it’s a good idea to make the right choice. There’s no point calling the fire brigade if someone’s had a heart attack, nor a medic if your house is on fire.
I wonder who you talk to about the big issues in life? Do you have someone you can wrestle things through with? Someone who won’t judge you, but listen and ask helpful questions? We all need people we can be honest with and know that we won’t be rejected or condemned. I find this is one of the great blessings of being part of the church here in Burpham – there is an amazing friendly community who are always willing to share life with others.
But we also have someone even better that we can talk to: whether things are going well or really tough. God is always available 24-7 and is ready to hear whatever is on our hearts. Perhaps you’ve seen the posters we’ve had up at both churches, with the invitation to trypraying. The logic goes like this – if God is real, well, then He will answer. Trypraying is a 7 day experiment to see what happens when you start talking to God. It’s worth a try isn’t it? Who knows what might happen? If you’re interested visit trypraying.co.uk to download or pop into church to pick up a booklet.
…being part of the church here in Burpham – there is an amazing friendly community who are always willing to share life with others.
If you are around in the day, you also might be interested to know that we have a new Alpha course starting shortly, on Wed 1st May. The perfect place to wrestle through those big issues in life with others on the same journey. Why not give it a try?
Rev Joanna Levasier
Church office: 01483 825533