It's Monday, 6th July 2020.
Hello everyone, it’s Mr Keep here.
May the Lord be with you.
We are Bishop Ridley, we are One Community, Learning & Growing Together, Sharing the Love of God.
Today, we will finish our topic on the Christian Value of Humility.
Our Bible passage for today is Psalm 139:7-12
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
Our Song for Today is We will Go sung by the Watoto Children’s Choir
Our thought for the day
What’s your favourite subject in school? Do you enjoy being transported to other worlds in English, creating a beautiful object/picture in art or perhaps learning about people and places around the world in geography?
I’ve mentioned before that one of my favourite subjects is maths and as I was preparing for collective worship today, I had a chance to be amazed by some incredibly big numbers!!! (Have a look at the video a little bit later is you are feeling scientific)
We are going to give a little bit of time to ‘wonder’ - to wonder about the beauty and enormity of creation. This video is called Pale Blue Dot, by Carl Sagan.
What fills you with wonder? Is there anything which makes you see yourself as small in a vast and beautiful world and universe. Perhaps standing in the park and looking up at the clouds in the sky or looking at the huge number of people in the towns and cities around us.
BUT – while we might feel like a small part of the world, we can also remember that we are special because we are a part of our school community, our local community and our world community!
Take time to consider how special and wonderful we all are, and yet so tiny!
(If you have a bit of extra time and are interested in Earth’s place in the – I found this video really interesting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj4524AAZdE )
Time for reflection
Our verse for today reminds us that Christians consider God's love to be everywhere. How can we try to show a little bit of God's love to those around us? Because our tiny actions can make a huge difference!
In your family, you could:
- check that everyone is OK
- serve a family member by helping with a task.
In the community, you could give to others;
- maybe make up a food parcel and deliver it to the doorstep of someone who cannot get out,
- shop for someone to save them going to the supermarket
- maybe phone someone you know who lives alone and chat to them.
A prayer for today
Thank you for creating each of us – each of us as ‘tiny’ unique beings in our communities.
Thank you God for all of the ‘tiny’, amazing people who love us, have loved us in the past and will love us in the future.
Help us each to value those around us and to remember the beauty of God’s creation in the world around us.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.