Last Saturday, church members tidied out yet more stuff from the bowels of the earth, also known as ‘under the stage’. This is a vast storage area, a positive labyrinth of paths! It was amazing what we discovered there: planks of wood, broken chairs, stuff for jumble sales (including the dolls).

None of this stuff was initially visible: we had to dig deep for it in order to ensure that every area has been cleared and there is room for all the equipment we want to transfer to St Mark’s once the Beever Street building is sold. But in all of the tidying, perhaps this is a reminder to ‘fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’ (2 Cor 4:18)