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Salvation Sound - July 2008

Posted on July 12, 2008

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Salvation ArmyThe motorway was crowded with cars, vehicles were moving, but at a snail's pace.

Bumper to bumper, the lines of cars stretched as far as the eye could see. Stopping, then starting again, we edged forward. This really shouldn't happen - four lane motorways were built to keep traffic moving.

What was the cause? - yet another accident - careless driving - too much lane dodging - someone, tired at the wheel, fell asleep? Whatever it was, it certainly caused consternation. Before long, police cars and ambulances forced their way through the traffic. All was now at a standstill. !! Later in the day we heard on the radio, that several people had been injured - three had died.

As we travel on life's journey we would do well to be aware of the pitfalls that might befall us - swerving from lane to lane, doesn't mean that our destination will be reached more quickly. It is possible that because of poor judgement we could endanger the lives of others. Even the possibility that we are on the wrong road could cause us to veer across the path of other drivers.

What a tragedy it would be if our journey were cut short and we hadn't made the decision to follow the path of righteousness.

Not all roads are pleasant to travel on, some of the minor roads are quite bumpy, full of pot holes, quite dangerous in fact, We sometimes have to resort to map reading or 'sat-nav' to find our way - but the road of life has been smoothed for us, because of the one guide who has gone before us and prepared the way, His name is Jesus.

Remember when you make your journey to take along with you the guide line that you really need - your bible.

Many years ago, during the middle 1700's, a young medical student took up open-air preaching. His name was William Williams; for almost half a century his journeys took him over the mountains, roads and tracks of Wales, averaging some 3,000 miles a year.

In those days he rode on horseback or walked; not for him the comfort of a car. Whilst travelling he managed, not only to preach the gospel but to write some 800 hymns, the greatest being, I think;

"Guide me, 0 thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty,
Hold me with thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more...

Next time you are caught in a traffic jam, think of him, and try singing the words!


On Sunday August 3rd.; the morning service at 11am. will see us saying farewell to Lt.Cols. Brian and Dorothy Knightley who are retiring from service (again !!); we wish them a long, happy and healthy time together.


On the 10th of August at 11am. we will extend a warm welcome to the newly appointed officers, Captains Ray and Linda Charlton.

May their time with us be well blessed.

Source: Focus, July 2008

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