Monthly Archives: October 2015

Leaving behind the familiar

St Mary's Walkhampton

Day one of my Thika Trip.

As I leave home I am conscious of leaving behind the familiar – literally my family and all I know.

Thika awaits, but not before a long journey via car, train, plane and an unknown pick up once our small group arrives at Nairobi Airport. I am sure a fantastic welcome awaits us in Thika and it looks like day one of the programme when we arrive is a gentle breaking in with our host families before we set off on a breathtaking tour of churches and projects.

Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9.62)

Funny how these verses pop into one’s head uninvited but it does offer a gentle reminder that we all press on in our life in Christ, not looking back on past successes or failures, but pressing on with our calling wherever that takes us.