Virtual Spring Harvest from Skegness

Last week I was in Skegness. No, I haven’t broken any social distancing rules; this was virtual Skegness, on my laptop. It was the week that I would have been at Spring Harvest, a festival where thousands of Christians meet, with music, workshops, activities and many wonderful speakers. Of course, like everything else, it was cancelled, and instead moved from Butlins to YouTube; a huge disappointment for people who look forward to it, and a massive challenge to move everything online.

I looked forward to my virtual Skegness with some trepidation, trying to be positive but thinking in my heart of hearts that it might be a titanic disaster. How wrong I was! It worked brilliantly and people who wouldn’t have been able to join in were included. By the end of the week Spring Harvest had had nearly a million views.

I wonder how often, like me, we find ourselves expecting the worst.  Particularly at a time like this it’s easy to let our minds run away into all sorts of imagined disaster. And yet, our loving Father God promises that He is holding us in the palm of His hand.

I don’t know what difficulties you face right now, but I do know that God has not forgotten you, and that however dark your days may seem or however deep you feel you have fallen, God’s hands go deeper still. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make his face shine upon you and give you peace.

If you’d like to watch any of the Spring Harvest event, find it at https://www.youtube.com/user/SpringHarvest

Christine Pinder

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