“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city into which I have carried you”
Hello everybody, as I am sure you will all know and expect, all activities related to the Melling Baptist Community Hub have been cancelled until further notice. If, however, you have a particular need or question at this strange and difficult time, please do not hesitate to contact us via our email address and Jo will reply within a short time.
Please do check each day for a new thought and encouragement on Sunrise which we hope and pray will help you during this time.
"From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same,
the Lord's name is to be praised"
We are all equal
Over the past days, weeks and months, our news channels have been full of reports coming out of America. This mighty nation has become a mighty, troubled nation as day after day we hear of racial abuse, rising levels of hatred, and loss of life. And let’s not think that this is restricted only to America, it’s throughout the whole world. you do not have to look very far at all to witness, or possibly experience, racism and prejudice for ourselves. The attitude of, “I’ll hate anybody not like me!” is becoming all too common. Quite frankly, it’s outrageous, it’s disgusting, it’s wrong! This is not a political statement. This is a message from our Creator God, who made all people in His image, our Saviour God who gave his life for every person in this world. We all have our faults, failings, and wrong doings, and we all have our gifts and skills and abilities. Not one person is a mistake and all people of every nation, colour, language, status…have equal and immense value to God. Please join with me by celebrating life and all its diversities. Let’s stand against racism and prejudice and let’s help to bring healing to a very hurting world. In the words of Nelson Mandela, “ No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love”.