Confirmation


“Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?”

Challenging words from one of the songs chosen by three of our church members, taking the next step in their journey of faith.
Bishop Paul joined us on Sunday to lead an inspiring and moving service, during which he confirmed Leah, Andrew and Ramesh.

“Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you.
I have called you by your name; you are mine”

What is confirmation then?
Leah, Andrew and Ramesh have all recently chosen to be baptised, and decided to take the next step of dedicating their lives to Gods service.
Bishop Paul laid his hands upon them as a symbol of the blessing of Gods Holy Spirit, who strengthens us for service.
And, as the words of the song above remind us, we can go ahead in this journey knowing that God is with us always.

“Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
Thou my best thought in the day and the night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.”

We need inspiration to set out on this kind of faith journey!
Something (God maybe!) has inspired Leah, Andrew and Ramesh to make this choice.
We all need a vision that inspires us to go further, to give of our best, and helps us to see we are part of a bigger picture.

What gives you inspiration?
What does your heart feel drawn towards?

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