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Bible Notes

Ephesians 1:15-16 (11.06.20)

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.

Ephesians 1:15-16 NIV
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, [16] I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

This evening we went out to clap
To thank the NHS.
All the neighbours came outside
As far as I could guess.

We do this every week you see,
Express appreciation,
For front-line workers put at risk
All across our nation

Some brought pots and pans to bash
Others just bare hands
What a clatter we can make
When occasion demands

The dog next door was out as well
Caught me unawares
Scarpered in between my legs
And disappeared upstairs

I chased him out and we all laughed
Admiring his persistence.
How could we expect a pup
To manage social-distance?

Eventually the claps subside
Arms begin to ache
Neighbours nod to indicate
It’s time to take a break

“Same time next week?” we shout
Waving our goodbyes
Having given new import
To the phrase ‘street-wise.’

Take a moment to think of someone who deserves your gratitude – how can you say thank you today? Don’t forget to give thanks to God as well, for all good ultimately comes from him!

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