Bi-lingual Evangelical Church in Fuente Alamo
As we move into a new year, perhaps this is a good opportunity to spend some time reflecting on what 2018 meant to us. Its highs, its lows, its joys, its sadness, its achievements, its failures; the list goes on. This is also a great opportunity for us to consider what 2019 has in store and what we can do to help shape our lives over the next twelve months; to bring hope and joy into our lives and into the lives of others.
I felt very strongly, that this month I want to share with you a word that our pastor brought to us a few weeks ago. We can start out on this New Year determined to build ‘bridges’.
Since time immemorial, man has been building bridges – bridges to cross streams; bridges to cross rivers or bridges to cross mighty canyons. No matter what a bridge was built over, it was built for people to cross safely; built to bring people together and to reach out to others; built to overcome the barriers which separate communities.
Today, more than ever, we need to build bridges.
In these difficult times we see divisions everywhere; families divided, homes divided, countries divided, friendships broken. Even in the church, where unity should be our greatest strength, division is creeping in. Division has many causes; personality clashes, personal agendas, selfish ambition, gossip, murmuring, complaining, jealousy and greed. The list goes on.
Today, more than ever, we need to be building bridges.
Bridges of friendship, bridges of forgiveness, bridges of goodwill, bridges of kindness and bridges of hope; bridges that cross the divides and overcome our differences.
We can make the decision to be bridge builders, or people can continue to build walls of separation. We can start with a simple act of kindness, or a word of encouragement.
Why not join us on Sunday mornings and meet a great crowd of like-minded people who will lift your spirits? The church is not there to judge or condemn. The church is there to encourage and restore.
Ephesians 2:14 14 – For he is our peace, who made one out of both people, breaking down the middle wall of separation.
Our Sunday morning services start at 11.30am at Calle Espinar 13, Fuente Alamo
For more information telephone Rachel (English) on 618 963 976 or Pastors Ginés and Toñi (Spanish) on 629 283 080