THERE was a very moving but encouraging article in the media earlier this week.
A woman’s 14-year-old dog was diagnosed with a form of cancer and she wanted other people to support her in the dog’s last walk before it had to be put to sleep.
She posted a request for people to accompany her on the walk on Wallasey Beach in Merseyside.
Hundreds shared the post and many came in response to the call and so the owner and dog did not walk alone.
A well-known Merseyside Premiership football club has in its anthem the words ‘You’ll never walk alone’ and that sentiment was certainly expressed last weekend on that beach.
We hear so much these days of those, especially older people, who are lonely, very often not seeing another person for days on end.
There is a very well-known hymn entitled, ‘What a friend we have in Jesus’, which gives us a clue to help us to overcome our loneliness.
The hymn goes on to say that whatever our problem, anxiety or care, we are encouraged to ‘Take it to the Lord in prayer’.
Whilst we cannot see Jesus Christ in person, he has given us an assurance we can take everything to God the Father in prayer through His Son Jesus.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District