Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Faith and Hope were twin sisters but very different in personality. Faith was always wore her best clothes and was very fussy. She was a sweet but ailing child. Her sister Hope could be quite strong, but being something of a wild child, would often run out just when you needed her.
As Faith got older she strengthened but her limbs grew stiff and she became rather rigid. Faith could be judgmental. Hope on the other hand, had grown very weak over the years.
One day they were surprised to find that, although they had always thought that they were twins, actually there was a third sister called Love. Once love had been introduced to Faith and Hope, things began to change; Love helped Faith to become more relaxed and compassionate and helped Hope to become more reliable. Now they live side by side in perfect harmony.
And the moral of this story is - never forget to apply love to your faith and hope!
Monday, 3 August 2020
Sunday, 2 August 2020
Monkey business- Part 2
Last week I spoke about my visit to the monkey forest which is part of the Trentham Estate in Staffordshire. This week I would like to tell you a little more about these monkeys.
As we walked through the forest, there were guides situated along the pathway who was very knowledgeable about the monkeys and would answer questions or share with us various interesting facts about the monkeys.
We learnt, in the forest, there were two troops of monkeys, one living at the top of the forest and the other further down the forest. The two troops live totally separate lives and do not mix with the other troop, ever.
We saw several baby monkeys, who looked so cute riding on the backs of their mothers
Seeing the monkeys in their family unit and observing the way in which the monkeys all came together and supported mum in getting her baby back reminded me of the love our heavenly Father has for us. Just as the monkey’s mum was never going to abandon her baby to someone she didn’t trust, our heavenly father will never abandon us. He will always be there for us whatever the circumstances, bringing us back into the fold.