Monday, 29 January 2018

No variation and trying to survive a water crisis

Living in the midst of the severe water crisis in Cape Town is certainly getting our family very focused on sparing water and, in a broader sense, is driving many people to their knees. Almost daily the residents of Cape Town hold their breath to find out whether Day Zero is still 12 April or whether it will move. The shifting dates makes people very nervous and has already caused much chaos in supermarkets - most shops have seen unprecedented 'runs' on water supplies.

While we all are trying to make a plan to save water, the shifting of Day Zero reminded me of this reading from James 1, which we shared yesterday.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.- James 1:17

The ESV says: "...with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change."

I have found this very reassuring and I invite you to hold onto this promise as you go through all your tasks this week. 

Living in Grace

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