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    Morning All. Isaiah 12:5 ‘Sing to the Lord because of the great things he has done. Let the whole world hear the news.’

    I read about a famous surgeon who was in his late eighties and still loved to go to work every day. He loved medicine. His friends and family tried to get him to retire, but he just wouldn’t do it. He had invented a procedure that he had performed over ten thousand times. He was asked in an interview if he ever got tired of doing it, if it ever got old. He said, “No, because I act like every operation is my very first one.” He said, “I don’t let it become so common that I lose the awe.” That got me thinking - are we so used to God being part of our lives that we lose the awe? At the risk of that happening ask yourself this today - What has God done in your life? What can you be thankful for? Do you have your health? Do you have people to love? Are you amazed at the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and amazing colours in the skies we have seen recently? There are miracles all around us. Don’t lose the amazement of God’s works. Don’t spend life waiting for the next “big” thing. Instead, thank God for the things He’s done in your life. Thank Him for loving you. Keep your eyes fixed on God at all times never retire from loving Him and worshipping Him He truly is an awesome God day and daily for all eternity.

    Rev Kay 

    God loves you – No Matter What

    PRAYER: Father, thank You for the miracle of life. Thank You for the air that I breathe. Thank You for every promise found in Your Word. You truly are a wonderful God. 


    All heaven declares
    the glory of the risen Lord;
    who can compare
    with the beauty of the Lord?
    Forever He will be
    the Lamb upon the throne;
    I gladly bow the knee,
    and worship Him alone.
    I will proclaim
    the glory of the risen Lord,
    who once was slain
    to reconcile man to God.
    Forever You will be
    the Lamb upon the throne;
    I gladly bow the knee,
    and worship You alone



    Morning All. Psalm 90:12 ‘Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.’

    You may be thinking – ‘quite a negative thought today Rev to start the day with’ - but actually it’s not my thought, it’s the Psalmists - so there In all serious though, how often have you said things like …we never know what’s round the corner, don’t know what tomorrow will bring, we only have this moment, life is short cherish it, or other words to that effect? So, question - Have you stopped to consider that today is a special gift from God? Sometimes our days are so full and busy that we forget how fragile life really is. It can be easy to allow the little things to creep in and steal our peace and joy. Maybe something doesn’t go our way, or someone says something upsetting. Even traffic can cause us to lose focus if we let it. ( road rage, aargh!!) But do you know something, in all honesty and not in a cliched way, we should remember that each day is a gift. If we choose to focus on what’s wrong, we’ll miss the blessings that each day has to offer. So today I would encourage you not let the precious moments of life pass you by. Don’t wait for special occasions to show people that you care, tell them NOW, maybe now more than ever. Remember, each day is unique and irreplaceable. You have been given time that can be invested or wasted; hours that can be used or misused. That’s why the psalmist prayed to God, “Teach us to number our days.” He was saying, “Teach us to value every moment we’ve been given.” When you do that, then I have a hunch that you’ll draw closer to God and experience the full blessings that He has for you each and every day!

    Rev Kay

    God loves you – No Matter What

    PRAYER: Father, thank You for the gift of today. I choose to focus on the blessing of each moment instead of allowing the little things to steal my joy. Keep me close to You always as I surrender every area of my heart and mind to You in Jesus’ name.



    New! ev'ry morning it's new!

    The love of God to me is wonderfully new!

    New! ev'ry morning it's new!

    The mercy of the Lord is wonderfully new!

    Great is His faithfulness,

    Constant is His love,

    Great is His saving pow'r

    Coming from above!

    New! ev'ry morning it's new!

    The mercy of the Lord is wonderfully new!

    New! ev'ry morning it's new!

    The love of Calvary is wonderfully new!

    New! ev'ry morning it's new!

    The mercy fresh outpoured is wonderfully new!

    He is our daily strength,

    He's our daily guide

    If we will wait on Him

    And in Him abide!

    New! ev'ry morning it's new!

    The mercy of the Lord is wonderfully new!



    Good morning everyone. (Eleanor’s message today)

    John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

    I was away on my walk this morning since the gym is shut. It was 5:55am and should have been pitch dark when I was at the high point. You can see all across East Kilbride and right up to the Campsie hills. I always stop here to take a photo of the changing sky. But what struck me this morning was how light and bright it was. It should have been pitch black, sunrise wasn’t for another few hours after all, and then I realised, it’s the light pollution. There are so many street lights, lights from house and businesses that it never truly gets dark in towns and cities. Sometimes we can feel our lives get dark and feel as if we will never see or be in the light again. When things get hard in our lives it’s easy to forget that God is with us, loving us and caring for us. this morning reminded me of the verse from John but also the start of poem called God Knows by Minnie Louise Harkins (my granny loved this poem).

    And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:

    “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”

    And he replied:

    “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.

    That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

    So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.

    And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

    So while it may be hard to see through the darkness when we are despairing you only have to put out your hand to God and he will lead you back to the light, being a lamp in the darkness until you get there.

    Remember – God loves you – no matter what.

    PRAYER: Father, Thank You that You are never overcome by darkness. Even the darkest night is as bright as the brightest day to You. Thank You that as we walk with You, learning to walk in Your ways, seeking Your presence in our lives moment by moment, this darkness we feel will dissipate, and the night around us will be like day once again. Thank You that You promise us that we will shine again. As You transform our lives and deliver us from these present challenges that seek to overwhelm and destroy us, rather than being overwhelmed and destroyed, these challenges make us stronger and a brighter light for Your glory.




    This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.

    This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.

    This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,

    let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

    1 The light that shines is the light of love,

    lights the darkness from above,

    it shines on me and it shines on you,

    and shows what the power of love can do.

    I'm gonna shine my light both far and near,

    I'm gonna shine my light both bright and clear.

    Where there's a dark corner in this land

    I'm gonna let my little light shine. [Refrain]

    2 On Monday he gave me the gift of love,

    Tuesday peace came from above.

    On Wednesday he told me to have more faith,

    on Thursday he gave me a little more grace.

    On Friday he told me just to watch and pray,

    on Saturday he told me just what to say,

    on Sunday he gave me the pow'r divine

    to let my little light shine. [Refrain]

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