Fore Street Topsham, Exeter

Minister : Reverend Paul Collings BTh (Hons) : email : : Telephone : 01392 206229 : Mobile : 07941 880768

About Us

St Nicholas Methodist Church has existed on the present site for over 150 years since it opened in 1867.

We are a friendly community of believers where all are welcomed. We help each other to worship God, and strive to live more like Christ in service beyond the walls of our church building.

Part of the
Exeter Coast and Country Circuit of the Methodist Church.

Thursday, 23 September 2021

An ABC of Faith


“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.” 

Anticipation is an expectation of what might be. We feel good imagining the way things will happen. For example if you plan a trip/vacation that you have been waiting for since a long time. You imagine all the wonderful things you will do, where you will go, what you will eat and so on. You feel good and thrilled by just imagining it. The wait is the best part of it because it is going to happen soon. Having something to look forward to gets us through the tougher times.

But when the actual event happens it MAY not be such a great feeling. Because you have achieved it. You have fulfilled your desire. It has come true. There is nothing more exciting to a human than to crave, desire, wait. The mind always wants to look ahead. What NEXT?

But isn’t there another side to anticipation - waiting with contentment. Right through the bible we hear the exhortation to wait - to wait upon the Lord.  This is exactly what the prophet Micah recommended when he said, “But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God who will deliver me. My God will hear me.”

Help me Lord, to be still in Your presence and to wait quietly and patiently before You as did the Psalmist. Many and precious are the promises You have given to Your children, and I desire to rest in them by faith and to abide in You moment by moment, to the praise of Your holy name. Amen

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