The family service this month looked at the subject of flying. That included a quiz on the topic, with appropriate prizes:

Mark then preached from various Scriptures that talk about flying. Psalm 55:5-6 says ‘Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.’ We all have times when we want to escape the difficulties of the world, and holidays (often reached by aeroplane) seem a good way of doing that! Other verses on this subject show us the difficulty of escaping the problems of this world, however. Prov 23:5 says ‘Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.’ We work hard at times and wonder where the money has gone to; it really does seem like it has wings!

Life can often seem to be all about making ends meet, just getting by, not really flying… but God wants us to soar on wings like eagles, not be spiritual moles, with our heads in the ground. Is 40:28-31 reminds us that the Lord does not grow weary or faint, but gives strength to those who wait on Him. Then ‘they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.’

We also had a birthday to celebrate (though our drummer is trying to hide!):