Bi-lingual Evangelical Church in Fuente Alamo.
I came across a story recently about a busy Pastor who managed to find the time to play a round of golf with a long standing friend. After completing the course, they decided to take a shortcut back to the club house by cutting across a field full of cows. The two friends became so absorbed in conversation that when they left the field they forgot to close the gate behind them. Very quickly the friend realised that the gate had been left open, and hurried back to close it.
Back at the club house, the Pastor told of how this little incident reminded him of a very dear, elderly member of his congregation who was at home dying and had asked the Pastor to visit. During the visit the Pastor asked, “Is there anything special you want to say to me?”
“No, I don’t think so” the man replied. “I think that throughout my life I’ve always managed to close the gates behind me.”
He had learned to put failures and disappointments behind him and refused to let them rob him of any future happiness.
Shouldn’t we be doing the same?
No matter what stage of life we’re at, we’ve all had failures and disappointments, tragedy and sadness. We’ve all been offended and caused offence. We’ve all had great ‘mountain top’ experiences too.
As Christians, we believe that we have a Heavenly Father who offers forgiveness. We can turn to Him and learn to forgive others and to forgive ourselves. We can close the gate on the nagging guilt and regret of the past and move on.
To enjoy the future; accept God’s forgiveness for the past.
Why not join us for a couple of hours on Sunday morning? You may be apprehensive about what sort of people you are going to meet, but you will find a great crowd with a great sense of fun, from all walks of life and several nationalities, who will give you the warmest of welcomes. There will be absolutely no pressure put on you whatsoever. Just sit quietly at the back if that’s what you want to do and you are free to come and go as you please.
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