Milverton, Somerset

From the Vicarage in January 2024

Another New Year….time seems to fly….Did your 2023 resolutions last long? Was it the year you had predicted?

None of us can really predict the future: We can plan, we can book things; but none of us knows for sure.

Life is like that. As people of faith we talk of hope….hope for a better world. Hope for better treatment for those in need. Hope that we might better ourselves.

At the start of the New Year, on Wednesday 3 January 6-9pm in St Michael’s Church, Milverton, those attending Sanctuary Crafting will be designing mottos or sayings to Inspire themselves for 2024. Embroidery, paint, ink, pyrography, written or just held in the heart as a prayer. Think about a quote or saying that could inspire you this year….

There are many familiar ones to choose from; “Be Kind”, “ Never Give Up”, “Love One Another”

And words of reassurance such as; “You Can’t Keep a good man down”  or “ You reap what you sow”.

Mine would be from the end of St Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus says, “I will be with you always, until the end of time”.  That reassurance in this uncertain world will sustain me and maybe might help others too.

May your 2024 be filled with blessings of hope, love, joy and peace.