I am buoyant and believe the community can build something just as wonderful : so if you want to get involved or just have a voice for what you would love to see. A little bit about my plans and the cafe : if you would like to contribute to ideas for community space going forward, there is a public meeting on Thursday 7th November Thankyou to the team at Pacitti Company for hosting this : and Robert Pacitti for his ongoing support and desire to keep the momentum of what's been created. Missing baby shoe : slipped off when out cycling this morning.
It was a humbled and questioning people who returned from exile in the first part of the sixth century BC. As the exiles return, they try to make sense of it all. If this is the Promised Land, then has God ceased to be faithful? If the presence of God in the temple had not protected them, then where should they look for hope and security? Having called them into covenant relationship with him, God found the people constantly hedging their bets, offering worship and sacrifice to other gods, and attempting to create their own security by military and political alliances rather than depending on the promises of God. God remained constant: he would not abandon his people to exile; his love would seek a way to bring them back home, not just to the land he had promised them but to relationship with him.