The word ‘unprecedented’ has been on everyone’s lips in 2020, and there is no doubt that the year we are leaving behind is one we will remember for a long time – for good reasons as well as for bad.
As we transition from 2020 to 2021, we should always remember that the ending of something old is at the same time the beginning of something new. The cycle, the rhythm, of times and seasons flows on – a reminder, if we needed it, of our creator God’s constancy, faithfulness, grace, mercy, compassion and above all, His love. So we leave behind the old year and as we do, we look forward with hope and expectancy to the new year, with all its potential and promise, as well as its challenges.
For this month, instead of a list of specific points, we are asking you firstly to look back and give thanks to Father God for all he has done in, with and through the Directors, Staff, Advisors, Volunteers, Friends and supporters/funders to progress the Sannox vision – especially for the completion this year of the renovation of the Church building. Take a few moments to reflect how far along the road we have already come – and give grateful thanks for all who have made that possible, praying God’s blessing on them. Ask God to continue to guard and protect all that has been achieved to date.
Secondly, as we look forward, pray He will continue to guide and lead those responsible for planning and executing the next major stage – the conversion of the former Manse into additional accommodation – as well as the completion of external works around the Church and the installation of fibre broadband to enable worship to be ‘live streamed’, when it is possible to do so. Pray that God will open the doors of His treasury and release the funds required for the next phase, in His timing, which is always perfect.
Our first online prayer gathering in 2021 will be at 8.00pm on Monday 4 January. The login details will be circulated beforehand as usual, so please do look out for them, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible then.