When I was a young child there was one film I watched that I remember to this day. It was called an Incredible Journey. The story was based on two dogs and a cat that go on a long journey to be re-united with their family. Along that journey they met so many good people and other animals that were willing to help them reach that goal. Their faith and knowledge that the family that cared for them; loved them deeply and this has touched me ever since.
Have you ever been on a journey in your life? Were you have met people and they have become good friends. Sometime you meet people on your holidays or get to know them through work.
Well I have been on a journey with Jesus, a journey that keeps churning out new friends; people who are willing to help me and accept me for the person I am. St David’s was that starting point where my family and I were welcomed. I have met so many kind and caring people all working towards that one goal in serving God.
In the New Testament in the Bible the Disciples go on a long journey with Jesus, they put their trust in him by leaving behind the life they knew. Along that journey they met so many people, who wanted to reach out, change their ways and become a follower of Jesus.
Mathew 4: 18-22 Jesus Calls the First Disciples
As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the lake – for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
Over the past year I have been on a reader ministry course, the biggest hurdle being going into a new place and meeting people I have never met before. Knowing God was opening those doors for me, helped with the initial apprehension. I have met so many amazing people, people who have become friends. Friends who have faith in me but more importantly faith in Jesus, just like the disciples who put their faith in Jesus and went on an incredible journey with him. My journey with Jesus is taking me out to other communities such as St Aidan’s the small café church I was on placement in or All Saints a fabulous church in the middle of Speke. Wherever I have been on my journey I have been welcomed with open arms and love.
I have met so many people all sharing in the faith that Jesus died and was resurrected to save us. Jesus lives and is with us every day, guiding us to share our love and faith with everyone we meet on our journey through life.
At St David’s we would like to take you on an incredible journey, one were you can meet and socialise with other people. There is something for all age groups from Sunday school, Community café’s, Messy church.
Why not come to one of our services and start your journey, a journey with Jesus, a journey that will fulfil you with so much love and joy. Take a leap of faith and follow in Jesus’s footsteps.
(This article by Wendy was originally published as part of St David’s Messenger in October 2017)