Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Rejoice!


God has been at work moving hearts to help us find a new car. Thank you to our friends in Shere and Peaslake for faithfully responding. We are overjoyed to have received a cheque today which will cover the cost of changing our old car (which also came from the amazing love of our church family) for one more able to keep up with further journeys to Ukraine. A car-trading connection from church in Langley is helping us to find the right car for the job. God is so wonderful and so faithful and God's church is amazing! Please pray with us that a car is found this week so we can start to pack up. 

Other answered prayers this week included the children avoiding chickenpox (after playing with kids who broke out in spots just after we saw them) so we could visit my dad in Ireland. I found out this week that on the same evening I was moved to pray for an old friend in Nepal, he had also been moved to pray for us at the same time. God has been showing us again and again that he is not only holding us and loving us Himself, but also through the love of other Christians. 

On that note, another miracle of this past month has been the love and hospitality of our vicar in Langley and his wife. Robin and Juliet have let us stay with them and patiently accepted a total disruption of their peace and quiet, remarkably they have done this cheerfully and even said they missed us during the days we were with my dad in Derry. Hallelujah!

Sing a new song to the Lord!
    Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! 
 Sing to the Lord; praise his name.
    Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. 
 Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.
    Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. 
 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
    He is to be feared above all gods.
The gods of other nations are mere idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens! 
 Honor and majesty surround him;
    strength and beauty fill his sanctuary.
  O nations of the world, recognize the Lord;
    recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.
Give to the Lord the glory he deserves!
    Bring your offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor.
    Let all the earth tremble before him. 
 Tell all the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
    The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.
    He will judge all peoples fairly.
 Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice!
    Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!
Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!
    Let the trees of the forest sing for joy 
 before the Lord, for he is coming!
    He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with justice,
    and the nations with his truth.

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