Wisbech Baptist Church.
Hill Street PE13 1BD
Minister: Revd Kevin Newton.
The church has reopened for
Sunday Morning Service at 10.30am
"Thought for the week" 1st August 21
In the book of Proverbs chapter 16 verse 24 we read: “Pleasant words are a honeycomb; sweet to the soul and healing to the bones”
As I was thinking about this I remembered the story about Arthur who was having a clear out of the dusty attic when he came across something he found to be of great value. It was a trunk full of family letters. They chronicled the events of past generations in expressions of loyalty and affection and delight that were rarely verbalized in his immediate family. One writer said, “Have I told you lately what a wonderful person you are? Never forget how much your friends and family love and admire you.” Another letter said, “You don’t know how much your visit meant to us! When you left, I felt as if the sun had stopped shining.” Arthur thought to himself, “I don’t know what generation of my family put a stop to the release of such emotions. But I do know that it seriously interferes with one of the deepest of all human needs—the desire for acceptance and approval. Why, then, wanting to hear those words so much ourselves, do we deny them so often to others?”
Indeed ‘pleasant words… are sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.’ They contain a lot of power, and don’t cost us anything. In fact, anyone can give words. Why not try it? Let’s open our mouths and say positive things and bless someone 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.”