31st December means different things to different people depending on the year. Many have lots to celebrate and many struggle with depression, grief and anxiety. The one thing all have in common is a hope for the future. The world tries to offer this but it can only be found through Christ. The world is slowly destroying itself piece by piece. Our Genesis study group have seen how this world was once perfect and that is what God planned for us as he created us in his image. However man decided he knew better and from then sin entered the world. All is not lost though as God still wants us to have that perfect life. He gave his people many chances as we saw in our Exodus study group and yet his people still grumbled and forgot him. In the summer our study grouped looked at how we could make decisions that would benefit our lives looking at examples of Godly men and women.We have a choice in 2014 to follow him or to choose our own path. We must be aware of the consequences our choices may bring as God also promises us that nothing goes un noticed. Our Esther study group saw how an orphan was used by God to deliver his people and we learned that in each of our own circumstances whether we have had a good year or struggled God can use us for the good of his people.
|Shirley teaches Wendy how to crochet|
A big thankyou to all who came through no.55 to study or craft for the funds raised for Kiwoko a grand total of £1026.24.The coffee and craft group met on this last day of December for a cuppa, more craft and general reflection on the year with each other. There was such a buzz and fun atmosphere amongst a group of ladies who have had both happy and sad times this last year.
|pom pom maker|
|Emma and Carolyn make snowmen from socks|
|Jeanette observes Shirley’s mini knitting|
Whatever this year has install for us we know he has gone to prepare a better place for us where everything will be perfect again. We just have to trust and have faith.