Welcome to the Website of

      Barnes Baptist Church

                          Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9QL




A WORD IN PASSING - October 2020


                                                                      “Even youths shall faint and be weary,
                                                                            and young men shall fall exhausted;
                                                                       but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
                                                                           they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
                                                                           they shall run and not be weary;

                                                                       they shall walk and not faint. “ ~ Isaiah 40:30-31


         Waiting is one  of the hardest things to do; queuing up, waiting for hospital appointments, waiting at traffic           lights, waiting for our food at restaurants to be served, waiting for test results, you name it. But it’s also in

     waiting   that our patience develops and matures. Whenever I look back at how God answered many of my 

     prayers with a “wait”, it’s been to grow my patience (He answers our prayers with a “yes“, “no” or “wait“.) I’ve

     noticed that the answers to most of my prayers came at the ‘last minute’.  But, there’s no ‘last minute’ with God. It

     is, of course, just how I interpreted events and the last minute answers seem to give more weight in the

     developing of my patience! 


     Whatever it is that we are waiting for today let’s keep waiting on, and trusting in, the Lord.


                                                                                          He Holds the Key


                                                                   Is there some problem in your life to solve,

                                                                   Some passage seeming full of mystery?

                                                                   God knows, who brings the hidden things to light.

                                                                   He keeps the key. 

                                                                   Is there some door closed by the Father’s hand

                                                                   Which widely opened you had hoped to see?

                                                                   Trust God and wait—for when He shuts the door

                                                                   He keeps the key.


                                                                   Is there some earnest prayer unanswered yet,

                                                                   Or answered NOT as you had thought ’twould be?

                                                                   God will make clear His purpose by-and-by.

                                                                   He keeps the key.


                                                                   Have patience with your God, your patient God,

                                                                   All wise, all knowing, no long tarrier He,

                                                                   And of the door of all thy future life

                                                                   He keeps the key.


                                                                   Unfailing comfort, sweet and blessed rest,

                                                                   To know of EVERY door He keeps the key.

                                                                   That He at last when just HE sees ’tis best,

                                                                   Will give it THEE.  —Anonymous

                                                                                                                               Esther Pulham

Christianity - find out more at Christianity.org.uk