The start book in the Bible is Genesis. It says that on the sixth day God made the creatures that move along the ground and the wild animals. And God saw that it was good. Then God said “Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness”. Male and female He created them, and it was so.
God saw all that He had made and it was very good. Busy day! So on the seventh day He rested from all the work of creating that He had done.
This contrasts with the recent scientific announcement for confirmation of detection of gravitational waves, as predicted by Einstein, which confirmed the Big Bang Theory. Unfortunately, it now appears there is no evidence for the detection of gravitational waves as the data is consistent with dust – Galactic dust interference!
The link with the account of God creating Man by breathing the breath of life into his nostrils is that God made this Man from the dust of the ground.
In a week where we have learned of a woman stoned to death, the appalling news of the two girls in India and the Christian woman giving birth in chains, it is difficult to see the good in the world. However, in the same week, we heard of the sad passing of teenage cancer fundraiser, Stephen Sutton, who at 19, raised more than four million pounds. He used the ‘thumbs up’ sign as part of his campaign. Now all that he achieved was ‘very good’, and I think that God would say so too.
June Squeeze saw us finishing preparations to our contribution for the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ festival to take place at All Saints’ Church, Herstmonceux on 27th – 29th June. If you are reading this before that weekend please make time to visit there, much activity has taken place in many local organisations to bring this festival together and it should be a real treat. The July Squeeze, on Sunday 6th July at 10.00 – 12.00 noon, will see us making memory boxes under the skilled guidance of Jenny Crouch, so do join us at the village hall if you can. As always, a warm welcome and free breakfast await you.