No builders required

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain.

So opens Psalm 127. In the last few months since Easter this verse has been reinforced time and again. It was a huge relief the first time we read it together and we realised that the stress of renovating the flat was becoming worse as we tried to do more and more to bear up under the load. And it didn’t just apply to re-tiling the bathroom and getting the kitchen walls straight but also decisions about taking over the leadership of the fellowship group and trying to decide on the direction the Christian Union at work should be going in. Unless we acknowledge God in everything we do we will not receive his blessing on our endeavours. Even our best laid plans fail unless he crowns them with success. What a gift! And it’s there for the asking…

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