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St. David’s Church,  Broom Leys

“Out of the believer’s heart shall flow streams of living water”

‘Growing in Christ, living in faith’

Vicar - Revd. Andrew Rhoades

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There is a Christian song released by Chris Tomlinson and written by Laura Story which marvels at the surroundings we live in. The complexity and beauty of the goodness of life and the delight of our world. The song is called ‘From the highest of heights’ and it has a chorus which describes our world and our universe as ‘Indescribable, uncontainable’.

It reminds me of those words from Genesis. God said to ‘humankind made in our own image’, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.  And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good’. (Genesis 1:29-31). Our world is given to us by God for us to delight in and for us to delight in him and indeed it is indescribable

The NASA photograph taken from a barren, lifeless, moon shows the beauty and glory of the world we have been gifted to live in. Indescribable!

Yet the beauty and glory is not just on the surface but in every detail of the world. Many new parents and grandparents will be overcome by the miracle of birth and a new baby. It is Indescribable!

God blesses us with wonders at every level of his creation.

Summer is usually a time for rest and refreshment and many of us have been away to experience new places and old familiar places where we can experience God’s blessings through his creation.

The beauty of the British countryside is just one part of our world we can enjoy. We can marvel at the complexity of a leaf or the beauty of a bird or animal or the joy of a beach or the fulfilment of sharing a good meal.


September is the time in the Church year that we specifically give thanks to God for his generosity and his blessings upon us, which we only need to look around to see, if our ‘eyes are open’.

In giving thanks to God for his generosity to us we are generous with what we have and give those gifts to those in need. This year, as in previous years, we will bring food to Church at our Harvest Festival services on 30th September which will be given to Kingsgate at Greenhill Community Church which is continually offering help to those in poverty, hunger and need in our community. Any monetary gifts we bring will be donated to Christian Aid to help in their campaigns to combat poverty in our world.

There is time to celebrate our own gifts at our Harvest Supper on the evening of Saturday 29th September. Do think about what you could offer for this evening. Maybe you can sing, or play an instrument, or perform a play, or bring us a poem, or a few jokes! Whatever you can offer will be a blessing to us as we celebrate together the generosity of God in our lives and the way it overflows to those in our community and in our world.

The Diocese of Leicester is also running an event at Holy Trinity, Ashby on the evening of the 29th September called “Grains of hope-Bread for life” exploring how generosity can be transformational.

The chorus of the song has these words:

“Indescribable, uncontainable,

You placed the stars in the sky and you know them by name.

You are amazing God

All powerful, untameable,

Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim

You are amazing God”

Indescribable generosity if we open our eyes to God in Jesus Christ.

Reverend Andrew Rhoades, August 2018.

Message for September 2018