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“Hi Church

On behalf of all, at Wellspring Community Church, Moston, may we offer our deepest and sincerest condolences to the royal family of Great Britain. What a loss for them, what a loss for The UK and what a loss for the world?

I say that, in the most deliberate and considered of manners.

Were I asked to write the headline to a tribute, it would simply and (I believe) powerfully say;

‘Defender of the Faith!’

She did not allow herself to be deflected, swayed, or moved away from her firm Christian beliefs. Her many Christmas messages are testimony to that.

Over seven decades, she has stood, with the nation, through good times and bad. When the sun has shone and when the rain has poured, she has sought to be a constant, in times of happiness and times of great upheaval.

I am sure there are many other tributes that will be written but I’m sure you’ll join me in thanking our God, for the monarch He gave us, for 70yrs?

Wow! We do thank You, Lord.

In Paul’s Epistle to the church at Rome, he wrote this:

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Romans 13:1 ESV

And so, we acknowledge the gift, from God, that we believe she was, to her family first, but also to the family of nations she was given the privilege to be the monarch over.

People from all sides of the monarchal debate are in unity, over their sadness of the news. A good time to put divisions and disagreements aside.

Yes, we saw a rainbow 🌈 over Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. May that, indeed, be a sign from God, of the many promises He has made, over this nation.

Although you cannot hear us, Rest in Peace, your highness. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and all who were close to you.

A couple of weeks ago, we were reminded about The Name, above EVERY name that God has given Jesus. That at His Name, every knee will bow. Well, I have to tell you (whilst listening on Radio 4, to a bishop she was very close to) although she was our Queen on earth, she is now, with great joy, bowing the knee before our Lord and Saviour, whom she publicly acknowledged her love for. ❤️ He is so adamant and clear on that! What a precious picture?

To the UK; we gather around the Heavenly Throne, in the presence of; ‘The King over ALL Kings and Queens’ and pray for God’s comfort and Guidance, for the next season we will go through.

To all at Wellspring Community Church and the local community, if you need to talk or share your hearts, the leadership team are here for you.

We will continue to spend time paying tribute, giving thanks, acknowledging the importance of family and, as a leadership team, being there for everyone.

We not only mourn but also rejoice that we serve a King who will always be on The Throne.  And we will make time to thank Him, for the life of Queen Elizabeth II; ‘The Queen of The United Kingdom, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Leader of the Commonwealth and the friend of many Nations.’

 

Pastors Andy & Fiona Taylor and the team at Wellspring Community Church.”

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