‘I could murder a nice sausage’ (in a bun, of course)! How often do we use language loosely? The Bible says we must not murder but we all know it doesn’t apply to sausages – or does it?
Major Kathy was again our leader for the morning meeting, Majors Drew and Beverley being away on holiday. The subject was the commandment which says ‘you shall not murder’ and sausages were not mentioned once. But many other things were.
A great song of praise began our meeting, ‘Crown Him with many crowns’ (SA Song Book 156), and the scripture used was Matthew 5:17-24. The Songsters, though heavily depleted by holidays, sang about the reassurance that ‘you are the only one who doesn’t dwell on what I’ve done’ and gave us the message that God forgives our sins unconditionally. Major Kathy spoke to the theme of the meeting and reminded us that obeying the commandments is much more than following the letter of the law. We should also submit our thoughts about other people to God’s penetrating scrutiny. In conclusion we used the words of Ruth Tracy contained in Song 507 (SA Song Book) ‘Ask what thou wilt my devotion to test, I will surrender the dearest and best’. A tough commitment!
The evening continued in our more relaxed manner for the holiday period. A BBQ was held at the home of one of our songsters and a real time of fellowship was enjoyed. About 40 people attended which is a lot fewer than we usually get for a regular evening meeting but, considering the season, we felt it was a worthwhile idea and a nice change. The weather just managed to stay dry but it did rain for a few minutes (see picture above).
God bless you all and see you again next week, if not before.