Well I have been told that our Motto cards have been shipped to us – whether they arrive in time for Sunday is another matter!
Each year we have a Motto card at Springfield. We give them out to anyone who would like one (and sometimes to people who don’t want one but were in the wrong place at the wrong time!)
This year, given that it is the 400th anniversary of the translation of the King James Version of the Bible we wanted one that reflected the value and importance of the Bible. So, we chose a verse from the Psalms that reflected the value and importance of the bible (Psalm 119 v 105 – yes it really is 105 – the longest psalm in the bible!).
But we then agonised about the picture that went with it. We looked at paths through woods. We found some that we liked but we felt that they were too comfortable. We also wanted a picture with someone in it rather than just a pastoral setting.
We then looked at some alleyways and inner city pictures (we even looked at some caving pictures).
But in the end we came up with the picture above.
Well we liked the rough edges to it. The road and the walls. Most of our lives aren’t neat and tidy. They have rough edges and paths to them. We felt this picture reflected this.
We felt that the person in it could not be identified. We liked this. It could be “anyone”.
We also liked the idea of walking towards the light. Its the call for all of us to walk towards the light of God and that God has so much more for us than we could ever imagine. The idea of walking from darkness to light and how the bible helps us as we do this.
Hope you like it (and do tell us if you do) and if you would like a copy then please let us know and if we can (and we have any left!) we would happily mail one to you.