Next week marks a significant step out of the shadow of 3 ½ months of lockdown as restrictions begin to ease. Our own plan to reopen our building and recommence onsite services went out today in the Friday updates and you can read a bit about it here. I am aware, as we start to open up, that we are not out of the woods yet. If the experiences of other nations is anything to go by we face a period of increasing case numbers, hospitalisations, and, unfortunately, deaths. Those of us who are vaccinated will not be immune from possible infection (though greatly reduced) or from the general anxiety of living with COVID. It is important that we behave responsibly as we open up, doing what we can to care for ourselves and those around us. To do so is to live by faith; making what we believe visible (Heb. 11:1).