This week’s notes are a series of poems inspired by members of the church prayerfully reflecting on what they can see through their front windows. You can either read the poem or watch the video which they have recorded to go with these notes.
Luke 4:14-21 NIV
Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.  He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.  He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read,  and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:  “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,  to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”  Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him.  He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
From the Front
We meet on Thursdays and we call
From virus dictated distance
To share how strange our life becomes
Compare how long our hair (or lack of it)
And talk of plague and how it leaves its mark
(Even on the running legend opposite
It broke him for a while.)
And then we clap
And cheer for heroes who
In selfless service and at risk
Go out to heal the sick
And raise the broken hearted
To feed the hungry and restore the weak
The ones who drive, who serve in shops
Who grow our food and keep us safe
And fed. Who make our life
We give thanks and sometimes sing
And in that act we find
Fellowship and sort of hope.
There is another hero
Whom we do not clap
One who gave up all beyond imagining
And did not risk but gave
His life so we could live.
It makes me think it would be good
To clap for him and make him known
Even that he heals and feeds
And takes away that distance.
Makes us safe.
Perhaps we should……..
As we celebrate those who are good news today, and seek to be the same, we celebrate you Jesus, The Good News. May our lives reflect yours.