Heworth Methodist Church

Pastoral Messages

Isaiah 45:3

I will give you the treasures of darkness
and riches hidden in secret places,
so that you may know that it is I, the Lord,
the God of Israel, who call you by your name.

This year's Methodist Prayer Handbook's has a theme of 'Hidden Treasures', based on this verse from the book of Isaiah..There are Bible readings, prayers and reflections for each day of the month.  You can order your own copy online at Methodist Publishing

"We talk easily about ‘the light of Christ’, yet truly God is at work in the darkness, and in the most difficult of times. It can feel challenging to follow God when the way ahead seems less clear. But we believe that God’s hidden treasures are present, often in the most unexpected places and unexpected people. While the prevailing narrative is decline, there is hidden potential for new growth in the Church and continuing to see God at work, even in the most marginalised of communities." 

I wonder what things you consider valuable?
what price might you put on a necklace or watch? a child's first painting on your fridge?
a smile or hug when you are feeling low?
or shared laughter?

Next time you glimpse your reflection in a mirror, take a moment to pause and think just how 'fearfully and wonderfully made' you are.

You are a treasure of God to be really valued. 

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