During the Coronavirus pandemic the rainbow has been used as an image of hope, whether it’s children drawing rainbows to put in their windows or the use of the rainbow in advertising or merchandising. As Christians we believe that the rainbow is a sign of God’s promise made to Noah.
In Genesis 9 we see God say to Noah ‘I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds’. That covenant was a covenant of hope, and we have that same hope today.
As restrictions begin to lift in the month of June, there will still be uncertainty for many. We are called as Christians to live out the Great Commission from Matthew’s Gospel to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’, to tell them of the hope and salvation we have in Jesus.
That is why this June we are encouraging the Christ Church Chorleywood family to declare to those around us that ‘There is Hope…’. This can be done in a number of ways, by: printing out the poster and putting it on your window; if you use social media then why not replace your Facebook cover photo with that of the one available below, if you use Instagram why not share this message of hope by downloading the image below and uploading it to your story. Or you could simply invite people to tune into our services.
There will be more information released throughout the month of June as we journey through this season together – watch out of blog posts, videos, events etc.
Lets step out and remind our community, our friends and family that, There is Hope.
Children and Families
We would love for the children to be involved in a special display in the church of the Noah’s Ark story! There will be a rainbow, an ark and the story to remind us of God’s special promises and His hope for us
WHAT CAN YOU DO KIDS?
• You can draw/paint/create an animal that can go on the ark, below the rainbow however you like!
• Write/Draw a message of hope, or share a verse of hope on the love heart template attached Love Heart Template.pdf
Either scan it in to us, or send it in to us using the letter box at church, or by leaving it in the Christ Church Children’s Post Box by the Junction (in the red brides gate door).
Make sure you pop your name on your creation so we know who it’s from!
Stay safe and enjoy the sunshine!