Thought for the month – March 2014

There was a story told of a clockmaker who noticed that every morning a man would stop by the window, take out his watch and set it.

One day he went out to talk to him, “My watch does not keep good time, so as I am responsible for sounding the hooter at the factory, I set my watch by the grandfather clock in the window”.

Rather sheepishly the clockmaker said, “That clock does not keep very good time, so I set it each evening by the factory hooter”.

There are times when we think we are following the right way and find ourselves lost. Taking our lead from other people or standards of society will not lead to a life pleasing to God unless these are reflecting what God wants.

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life”. Reading God’s word and speaking to the Lord Jesus will guide our behaviour.

In Romans 12 v 2 Paul urges us to not be conformed to the world, but transformed by the renewing of our mind. We won’t then set our watches by unreliable values.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Stowmarket rally on March 22,

John Leftley
(Junior Camp 1 leader)