You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.
Why did you spill the coffee? "Because someone bumped into me!!!"
You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup. Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea. Whatever is inside the cup is what will spill out. Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It's easy to fake it, until you get rattled.
So we have to ask ourselves... "what's in my cup?"
When life gets tough, what spills over?
Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?
Anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?
Life provides the cup, YOU choose how to fill it.
Today let's work towards filling our cups with
GRATITUDE, FORGIVENESS, JOY, words of AFFIRMATION;
and KINDNESS, GENTLENESS and LOVE for others.
We wanted to remind you all that the churches are here for everyone,
so if you would like our prayer, support or help at this time, please contact one of the following:
Rev. Robin Fox on 01270 812820 or email email@example.com (Methodist)
Rev. Alison Fulford on 01270 691555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Church of England)
Alan or Judi Paterson on 01270 811868 or email email@example.com (Baptist)
There is also a reflection line number 01270 323610 to ring.
Please remember that service sheets are available for the weekly Zoom Worship Services online and and our Methodist Church Newsletter every other week.
If you wish to be added to the circulation list for these please contact Rev. Robin Fox on the above number or email.
There are also resources for worship on the Methodist Website.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.