Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Stirling

Revd Christoph Wutscher

Dear all,

The Old Testament Book of Exodus is one of the foundational books of the Bible. So much of our understanding of God and what it means to be on a spiritual journey is based on the story of Moses encountering God and leading the Israelites out of Egypt and through the desert into a covenant with God as they become God's people!

As our Season of Celebration continues we focus on Exodus with a bible study series in July, looking in depth at some of the story and teaching we find in the Book of Exodus. But the narrative of journeying and becoming God's people is at the heart of all our Christian life at Holy Trinity - beyond our bible study and Season of Celebration this summer.

For we need to celebrate our pledge to become people of the burning Bush, seeking to find God in our present lives and learn to listen to God's voice out of the fire which is not consumed.

The Welsh poet-priest R.S. Thomas put it like this:

Life is not hurrying on to a receding future, nor hankering after an imagined past. It is the turning aside like Moses to the miracle of the lit bush, to a brightness that seemed as transitory as your youth once, but is the eternity that awaits you (from the Bright Field')

My prayers are with you this summer and I hope that you'll find a glimpse of that brightness wherever you'll walk!

Yours in Christ,