Wisbech Baptist Church. Hill Street PE13 1BD
Church contact: Derek 07717 325 139
Minister: Revd Kevin Newton.
Covid 19 Update. 28th February 2021
The church will reopen for Easter Sunday at 10.30
"Thought for the week" "Snares & Distractions" 7th March 2021
I recently watched a period drama where one of the characters was a poacher setting snares. In my mind I felt sorry for the animal that would be caught in this fashion. But then I remembered how easily we can be caught; snared in the traps of the devil. He uses all means he possibly can to keep us away from our God and having those quiet moments as we read the Bible. He snares us using our inane sense of curiosity as other things grab our attention. If we use a Bible app we find our self checking emails, the latest headlines and weather; or something totally unrelated to anything. If we use the book we may decide a cup of coffee will help our concentration and then we find those small jobs to do in the kitchen. The phone may go. And instead of telling the person we will call them back, we have a five minute natter; and before we know it, any quality time we hoped to spend with God has passed as we move into the day.
The psalmist tells us that the best way to avoid these snares and distractions is to set our eyes on God. He says: ‘My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare’ (Psalm 25:15). I believe what the psalmist is saying is, for us to avoid the snares of the devil we need to set our eyes on God before we pick up the Bible. Maybe this means prioritising what is most important and disentangling ourselves from anything which is less important. The snare of the poacher is meant to catch the unaware. We need not be in that place if we constantly set our eyes on Jesus. Let’s make a choice not to be caught today.
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.”