Seeing Things As We Are

Written by Ian Weeden

To a great team of deacons,

Whilst we all feel the many pressures that we continue to face, in the light of the economic, material, mental and physical environment in which we live, there is a promise from God which must ‘undergird’ our experiences. 2 Corinthians 12:9. “My Grace is sufficient for you.”

I regret that I cannot remember the source of the quote but it goes something like this:

“It seemed as though some little fish, being very thirsty, was troubled about drinking the river dry and the river replied, ‘drink away little fish, my flow is sufficient for you.’ Or, after 7 years of plenty, a mouse feared it might die of  famine; and Joseph might say, ‘Cheer up, little mouse, my granaries are sufficient for you.’ Again I imagined a man on a lofty mountain, saying to himself, ‘I breathe so many cubic feet of air every year. I fear I shall exhaust the oxygen in the atmosphere.’ But earth may say, ‘Breathe away, O man, and fill your lungs ever, my atmosphere is sufficient for you.’ Be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your souls.

We do not really see things as they are, we actually see things as we are! We can trust God too little but we can never trust Him too much. There have been a number of prophetic words into our future as a church. We will find in this new term and season God has more, and different things for us. I believe that, both in your personal lives, and for us together as a ‘team’ His Grace is sufficient for us. That is enough for me.


Looking forward to working together to ‘repossess’ all that was lost at man’s “fall.”




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