Welcome to Messy Church for May, which means it’s our birthday and time for a party! Four years ago we started Messy Church, and now here we are – in our homes but carrying on – so this month we’re aiming to give you everything you need to organise your lockdown party: songs, games, a story and a few treats to enjoy!
Here's a song which reminds us just how great God is
Click on the link below for another one of our favourite songs at Messy Church, H-A-R-V-E-S-T, which talks about God providing for all our needs. Then scroll down for the words and sing along!
We’ve all run out of something this lockdown. It may have been pasta, paper for the toilet or patience! When Jesus went to a party for a wedding two thousand years ago they’d run out of wine. Click on this link to see what happened:
You can read this story for yourself, it’s taken from John chapter two verses one to eleven:
2:1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
It’s good to know, especially at times like this, that we have a great big God who holds us in His hands. Whether it was at a party for a wedding two thousand years ago, or for us today, God loves us and really cares about what we need. Our biggest need is to know Jesus for ourselves; to know His forgiveness for our sins (when we get it wrong), His care in the everyday and His hope for our future in heaven when we know Him on earth. Let’s celebrate our great big God now with our last song, The Splendour of the King
Thank you, Lord, that you love us and care about everything we need, especially in this lockdown. Help us to trust you and to find out more about the great big God that you are. Amen
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