Reflection for January 2016 on the theme Be Courageous

A message from Joyce Evans, Past International Treasurer

Joyce Evans

By Joyce Evans

God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Saviour lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone,
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

This song was written in 1971 and over the last almost 50 years it has been a blessing to so many facing different trails and problems. In each situation God has used it, to bless and assure His children, that Jesus lives!

The Bible tells the Easter story, when we can share some of the experiences of the character of the Story, Peter, Mary, Judas, Pilate. Let us look at Luke 24:13-35 the two friends on the Emmaus Road.

As you have read/remembered the story, how did the events burn within your heart? Are you rushing to tell others about Jesus? Put yourself in these friends’ position. They were sad, not understanding really what had just happened. Then He was there, He appeared to them and they recognised Him in the ‘breaking of the bread’. Jesus disappeared. Excitedly they ran back to Jerusalem to tell the disciples.

Are you struggling with your family, job, church, GB? In the current situation, use it, be sure to have time with God, ask Him to burn with your heart, spend time in His Word. Pray using Phil 4v6 ESV ‘do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God.’

It is not possible for you to go out, it’s “stay at home” but, let’s share ways we have done GB differently. I have heard of GB Ireland challenging their girls to write a poem, create a dance, post a hug. GB England & Wales offer online activities, some are using Zoom for company evenings. Please share what you are doing.


Because HE Lives, I can face tomorrow.

Joyce Evans

Past International Treasurer

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