"We are no longer a new church, trying to work out what we are about"
That was the observation made by Louise Buys during her recent visit; she felt that we had entered a new phase.
Louise is a good friend of ours at Pathways. She was part of our church family for a year while studying at the Jubilee Training Centre, and is now pioneering 'School of the Word' in South Africa.
The message she brought to us on Easter Day was about being rooted in God's love. She asked if we have a 'daisy' relationship with God? I.e. "He loves me, He loves me not..." dependent on our circumstance. Or do we know the constant love of God in our lives, finding Him in the middle of each storm? It was so sweet that this message of God's love was delivered on Easter Sunday when we celebrate the ultimate expression of love: the giving of a precious Son, so that we might have eternal life (John 3:16).
The morning came to a close with us sharing the bread and wine with our family and close friends at the foot of a wooden cross, empty because Jesus was raised back to life and is now the pathway for us to Father God (John 14:6).