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I don’t have any paid employment at present. Moving to Sydney has been a step of faith. We have limited resources for the future. Our possessions fit into a garage. Somewhere under all those boxes is a piano that we have carted around on all our moves and still has future moves to come.


I am excited about what God has in store for us but have no idea how we are meant to survive long term. Fortunately worry doesn’t rule our lives. It tries at times to play a tune upon our feelings but like that old piano, but the keys don’t work properly and it is out of tune with our experience. It only ends up sounding funny. Eventually we simply put down the lid and place it in storage. It is there but it is not worth the effort anymore to bring it out and try to play it again. After all these years, we have seen the faithfulness of God as we have sought to put Him first in our lives.


At times, even to me, it seems like blatant irresponsibility to leave a Church I loved, without first having a ministry to come to. It’s not as if 54 year olds are the first choices in Churches in Sydney. And don’t get me wrong I am not implicating that I am the old piano, out of tune and sounding funny and ready to be put in storage. So many Churches, however, prefer someone much younger. Yet somewhere out there, there is a place for us, a Church that is just right for us, where God can use our accumulated experience and gifts to bless others and where our influence will see people respond to Christ. There’s a symphony to play and it won’t be played on our piano.


It doesn’t mean sitting around doing nothing. It means doing as Jesus says for His disciples to do, as He taught them about leadership on the mountain. In Matthew 6:33 (NLT) He says, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

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