Hang in There


Blog by Joel Pridmore

During a walk along a coastal path last week, a floating fence post rather caught my attention!

There was a section of the path that had been washed away by the sea and it had left a fence post dangling in the air metres above the sand below.

It struck me that it was being held in its original position purely on the strength of the rest of the fence that stretched away to either side. From a distance you would not be able to tell that the ground beneath it had been eroded, yet its connection to the solid ground had disappeared.

When we go through trials that cause our world to crumble, sometimes the only way we can stand strong is in the strength of our connection to one another. The best way to survive when storms hit is in firm hold of this family we call church – with all its tensions and imperfections!

The truth of this is my personal testimony… I cannot imagine where I would be today if not for the love of God and of His church family. I do not want you to have to face tribulations, but if you do, I pray you too may be held, supported and loved in God’s family.

“Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Eph 4:15)