OUR GREAT FRIEND DAVID ANDREW HAS PRODUCED THIS TEMPLATE FOR YOU TO USE - FEEL FREE TO CUSTOMISE IT AND USE IT IN ANY WAY THAT WORKS FOR YOU - THEN PRINT IT OFF AND PUT IT IN THEIR LETTERBOX (You may want to laminate it and wipe it with antiseptic - telling them you have done so)
Many people are scared right now – and stories in the media don’t help – but there is a way to live without fear. We are both in the ‘at risk’ category, and we’re no braver than anyone else but courage doesn’t mean being unafraid, it means not allowing fear to take control and doing the right thing – and the right thing is putting our lives and our loved ones into Stronger Hands than our own. Over many years of marriage and parenthood, we have learned that fear is no friend to our loved ones. We can’t protect our families with fear, but only by looking beyond ourselves to God. We Christians are not exempt from bad news or hard times, but we’ve discovered that, if we look to God, EITHER He protects us from trouble, OR He protects us in it. Either way, we never face trouble alone.
He has no favourites. We don’t go to church because we’re better than other people, but because we need God to make us better. His intention – spelled out in the Bible – is to re-make believers in the likeness of His Son, Jesus Christ. (Obviously that’s not something we could achieve on our own!) Left to ourselves, we make loads of bad decisions, worry about everything, struggle just to survive and live without hope. Christian hope is not wishful thinking, it’s not about crossing your fingers – it’s unshakeable confidence that God will not disappoint us and that He has secured our future, for this life and for eternity.
We will not pester you with our faith – but we can’t see you under such strain as you are and keep quiet about God’s love and concern for you.We are all undeserving sinners, but the Bible shows clearly that God is not against us for our sin, but for us against our sin. He’s on our side and knows we can’t make it alone – we were never intended to!
If we don’t hear from you, we will respect your privacy, but if you want to know more, you can reach us by email XXXXXXX or WhatsApp: mobile XXXXXXX. If you have a computer / laptop / tablet / phone with a camera, we can ‘meet’ online. Our church meetings use Zoom so that we can ‘meet without meeting’. You would be welcome to join us. Come and join the imperfect people that God (and only God) will one day make perfect! His love is perfect, and the Bible says: “Perfect love drives out fear”. If you want to live and love your kids without fear, you need to know your Heavenly Father.
God sent His Son to be the Saviour of all who believe. If we assume that God is more intelligent than we are (!!) why would He send His Son to save us if we don’t need saving? And if the only way He could save us was to die in our place and rise from the dead what hope do we have if we say ‘no’ to such an amazing gift from God? It’s God’s way or no way. God is all good. Salvation means He rescues us to spend eternity with Him. The opposite of salvation means eternity without Him – a tormented life without God and without any goodness… with no way back. PLEASE, WE BEG YOU ON GOD’S BEHALF, ASK JESUS TO BE YOUR SAVIOUR AND FOLLOW HIM AS LORD. We don’t manage our own lives – He does! And Jesus has the safest pair of hands in the universe. He loves our kids more than we do.
Our prayer for you:
Father, it is truly amazing that you love folks like us who can live our lives without giving you a thought. We only love you because you loved us first. Thank you that Jesus died forgiving His enemies – and rose from the dead with power to turn His enemies into His friends. Hear us for XXXXXXXXXXXX. We know we cannot exaggerate your love for them – rescue them from the lies of this world that keep them from seeing you and knowing your goodness. Protect them from the terrors of these days and give them the extraordinary inner peace that comes from trusting you. In Jesus’ Strong Name – Amen