Brooklyn Elliot Thanksgiving
Another Thanksgiving Service took place at Shiloh this afternoon, this time celebrating God's beautiful gift of Brooklyn Elliot to parents Johnny and Sarah. Mark Tatty Gordon joked at the start about Granny Sandra being "the late Granny Sandra" who said, "I'm not dead yet," she having arrived late to the service.
Tatty emphasised no matter how late Sandra was, it was still great to see her there.
Tatty spoke about Palm Sunday and how Jesus was loved and adored by so many as he entered Jerusalem, and yet within days many cried out for him to be crucified. Tatty told how Jesus knew he was born to die and he came and did it for us, because he loved us and wanted us all to know God and his love. He said it is because of Jesus there is hope for little Brooklyn and all mankind.
It matters not how sinful we are or have been, if we repent and trust in the Lord we can be forgiven and have everlasting life.
This is why the good news is GOOD NEWS, because of the hope we have in Jesus.
Tatty prayed and gave thanks for Brooklyn, then for her parents Johnny and Sarah, before thanking God for Brooklyn's guardians Johnny, Chelsea and Nicole. The service ended with the song, "Come people of the risen King."