For a few days now I’ve had a song in my head, it’s “Over my Shoulder” by Mike and the Mechanics featuring the great vocals of Paul Carrack. The video has the original recording with the lyrics coming up on the screen, I would have liked a live recording but it is considerably better than some of the cover versions available on Youtube. I should point out that this is not a song with any Christian content, it’s actually about a relationship break up, but it is in my view a good song.
I think the reason that the song has been recurring is that the first line is; “Looking back, over my shoulder” and on top of going through a mini series of overviews on Sunday morning, I’ve also been thinking about the rollercoaster of the past week.
In many ways it’s been a good week with lots of things that are encouraging and it was good to get back into the swing of things with a full programme and activities. In Genesis last Monday we went to Southerndown where we played some football (at least most of the guys did while the girls chatted) and we were once more blessed with a beautiful sunset. It’s a dirty job but somebody has to do it.
There were many other things as well that go to make up a fairly normal week in the life of the church. One particular blessing was the news seen in the earlier post about person ‘A’. I must apologise for all of the ‘cloak and dagger’ stuff in not giving any details but I’m sure that you will understand.
There has of course, been some sadness and quite a bit of my time has been spent with grieving families. Last Wednesday saw the funeral of Margaret Greaves at the church. Margaret had attended Eb on many occasions and was a real character with a great sense of fun. I think the service did reflect that and the tribute from Margaret’s family contained many funny stories so there were plenty of smiles amongst the tears. I know that Margaret would have been very proud of Sam playing the Piano for the service.
Throughout these days there has been a sense that God is in control. God is with us in the joyful occasions of our lives but he is also present when things are very difficult, in the storms of life as well as the sunshine. Please continue to pray for the church and especially for those who are grieving.