Just before Christmas I received an email from Susan who leads a primary SU Group in my region. Her words were so encouraging that I wanted to share them with you. They reminded of these verses in Isaiah 55...
"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it."
I had a lovely encouragement today in the supermarket. I was buying a wooden nativity set and the cashier commented how nice it was so I said I was going to use it for telling the Christmas story. She asked if I was a teacher and I told her I went into school to do a lunchtime club where we tell the kids about the Bible. As usual, I was a wee bit hesitant; I always am when saying it, assuming people will think it a bit weird!
The lady asked if it was SU and what school. She had gone to that school years ago where someone leading SU had told the story of Lazarus and it had stuck with her. Years later as an adult she found herself thinking of that, explored it more and became a Christian, and now goes to a local church.
It was very encouraging, especially when she took my hand and said "Don't give up, even when you thing no one is listening and your tempted to think there is nothing going on." She said she felt quite emotional as it had changed her life.
Quite a queue had built up at the till!
Just wanted to share the encouragement.
P.S. The lovely nativity image you see here is thanks to Freepik.com