Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
The Israelites spent 40 years on a journey that should have lasted 11 days. It wasn’t distance that stood between them and the Promised Land. It was the condition of their hearts. God’s purpose went deeper than simply transporting a huge group of people to a new land. He was preparing them to live in obedience to Him once they arrived. The journey was a painful but necessary part of their preparation. Through it, God taught the Israelites who He was – the Living God, the Leader of their nation. He also taught them who they were – people who were fallen, sinful and prone to rebellion and doubt.
Our own spiritual journey may be lengthy and we may face discouragement, pain and difficulties along the way, but remember that God isn’t just trying to keep us alive! He wants to prepare us to live in service and devotion to Him and Him alone.
With love & blessings,