Wisbech Baptist Church.
Hill Street PE13 1BD
Church contact: Derek 07717 325 139
Minister: Revd Kevin Newton.
The church has reopened for
Sunday Morning Service at 10.30am
"Thought for the week" 13th June 2021
Washing up, we all do it. Whether it is taking our plates, bowls and cups to the sink or feeding the dishwasher, the dishes have to be done. But then there is the putting away.
I’ve come to realise that some people are particular about how they put their cups away. Whilst others don’t seem to care if those cups sit bottom-up or bottom-down. Perhaps we’ve never thought about the deep significance to this simple act; but here’s a thought to take on board.
Apparently in Nepal, after the last drink of the day the cup is put away bottom-up, or closed, to signify the ending and completion of the day. After a day well lived, there is some satisfaction in this simple act.
And then in the morning, the cup is turned up, or open, signifying that it and its owner are ready to receive what the day has to offer. This would be accompanied by a sense of trust and anticipation.
Maybe as Christians we should consider this tradition and take it to our hearts, up-ending our cup at the end of the day with those words of scripture from Matthew’s gospel, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” (Matt.6:34)
And then with our early morning cuppa, lifting it up again with the following words of the Psalmist, “This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)
Who knew, that thinking about cups could focus our thoughts on God and on His word. Praise God, for the simple things in life. Amen.
Verse of the Year 2021
“Always be joyful.
Never stop praying.
Be thankful in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”