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Romans 1: 1-7 (NRSVA)
1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures, 3 the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh 4 and was declared to be Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for the sake of his name, 6 including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,
7 To all God’s beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
This week’s word to set the scene in our theme material is ‘Stable’, which seems just perfect for me! Horses are my hobby and ever since my son has been little we have been involved in all things equestrian. It is our ‘thing’ and it is a love I hope to pass on to my grandchildren.
The love and understanding of horses has always come natural to both me and my son. It is as if it is actually part of our DNA. I’ve often wondered where our love of horses comes from as there was never an obvious family connection.
And then during lockdown, on one of my many walks with my Dad, I found out. On these walks my Dad would reminisce and share memories of his youth, his childhood and extended family members. My Dad shared with me that he had uncles and great uncles who had worked with horses.
I had my connection. Their love and understanding of horses had been passed onto me and my son in our DNA just like we will pass our love and understanding of horses to future generations.
This made me think of the wisdom of those who go before us. We will always have hard times within our lives. But we have the example and wisdom of the saints who went before us to guide us in the choices we have to make.
Just as the Saints before us give us comfort and strength
May our lives be a shining example for future generations