Last Sunday afternoon I attended a concert in Vossem. It was a lovely, lively occasion of brass music played by the Koninklijke Harmonie Vossem's Voerezonen; a band started in 1872!
At the end of the concert, Tervuren’s mayor Jan Spooren made a presentation to a trombone player who has played in every winter concert for the past 80 years! He is 92 and has not missed one! His first concert was in January 1939! Imagine that! Before the start of WW2! I found it truly amazing that someone could be so rooted (in the village & in the band) for a life time.
It is not my experience – nor that of many in our church! But St Paul reminds us how we are to be rooted…..in our faith in Jesus Christ….So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
During last Sunday’s sermon I posed these questions…. Do you believe in angels – God’s messengers? How do you respond to dreams? And (how) does God speak to you? There is no easy answer – I am still mulling them over!
And finally, as we prepare for our Guest Service on Sunday 3rd February, can I encourage you to think about who to invite? Pray for them and then please give them an invitation card!