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St Luke’s Church After a Snow Fall, London, UK
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St Luke’s Church, West Norwood, London, UK.
This is the Church where I serve as Incumbent. An Incumbent is the resident Vicar / Parish Priest. The People here a full of the Love of Jesus Christ and that love overflows into the lives of everyone.
What does a Parish Priest do? Well, first I’m a man of prayer, secondly, I serve the Lord Jesus Christ and minister to His people. As a leader of the Church I teach and equip others to serve Him too. We serve by ministering God’s love in our community, families and to the ends of the earth. We have people from the Church serving in many different ways. Some have gone to Africa to build a hospital, school, and orphanage. Others serve in the local community, helping the homeless and destitute. We also minister in a Home for people with incurable diseases, and sheltered accommodation looking after people who cannot cope on their own. We support one another in our Christian walk with Jesus Christ. Oh and I’ve also been known to conduct a few hundred weddings, funerals, baptisms, thanksgivings. Why do we do all this? Because God has poured out His love into our hearts, and we long to show our appreciation by loving others and Him in return.
Jesus taught us to; love our enemies, do good to those that hate us and despitefully use us, be hospitable, generous, kind, loving, self-controlled, forgiving, patient. He gives us the power to do all these things so we cannot boast. Every Christian recognises that he’s a forgiven sinner made right by Jesus Christ in God’s sight. We cannot judge anyone else, but we can communicate his loving standards trying to do so in as humble a way possible.
He has a message for the whole world this Christmas time. Repent, Believe and Receive. That means repenting from everything we know is wrong in our lives, turning in belief and trust in Jesus Christ for His forgiveness, and receiving Him as Lord and Saviour.
God sent His Son because He loves us so much, He knows how much we need Him in our lives. Open your heart to the LOVE of God this Christmas.
Be Happy, Have Fun, Rejoice. God LOVES YOU.
And so do I fellow Bubblers….. XXX Don.
Camera. Nikon D700 with 24-120mm Lense.
ISO 200 f/8.0.