Borders between countries are a necessary evil. They keep people out, they keep in, they keep people separated.

In my own small way I’ve been affected by a border. Living only nine miles from the English/Scottish border, for the last four months I’ve not been able to go into Scotland. Now the border is open and a relative has been able to come down to see me and soon I will cross the border to see him. The current rules are so different. In Scotland you can eat a meal inside a restaurant but not have a drink. In England you can’t eat inside a restaurant but you can have a drink. We obviously took advantage of the drinks part!

The Israelites had their own problems with borders. When travelling to the Promised Land they crossed many borders and fought many battles. Do we have borders in our lives; do we have borders with people?