Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Col 3:2
Greetings in the name of Christ,
I hope you are well and able to flourish in these difficult days.
This week my heart has been touched by the daily increase in death rates across our nation and the world.
My mind went back to last March when we thought we would be through this situation by Christmas and we could all move on. Back then we got busy and the adrenaline and novelty of the situation kept us going. Now that we have realised that this is a long term and deadly situation we need more than body chemicals to keep us going, we need a sense of hope.
We’ve been studying Colossians this year and I can’t help but notice that Paul, the author, writes from his prison with extreme hope. His hope isn’t that one day he will be released or that if he just keeps positive he will be OK. His hope is in a work that’s already been accomplished. That work is the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. A work that Jesus himself declared ‘It is finished’. It is complete and done.
What a wonderful thing to know that God is victorious over all things including death.
I want to encourage you this week to keep your eyes on the things of eternity and to place your hope in Christ.
In the meantime we have some notices:
On Tuesday 2nd Feb International Justice Mission are hosting an evening of prayer for their work. Sarah Felton has further details or see the information on our Facebook page.
I’d like to draw your attention to two meetings we have in early February led by James Swabey called Hearing God’s Voice in A Global Pandemic. The sessions take place on Wednesday 3rd and Wednesday 10th Feb. As well as being highly practical workshops James will provide teaching on how to hear and act on hearing God’s voice. Both meetings will happen on Zoom. Details will be circulated early this week.
The Prayer meetings on Saturday and Wednesday at 9.30am continue to flourish and they have become an important time of prayer and fellowship. Do pop along. They are both on Zoom and de-tails are released each week.
The Tuesday night home group has now gone to a weekly format. All are welcome and the Zoom details are emailed out each week.
Finally, keep your hope and remember he is victorious.
May God Bless you this week and may you know his presence in your life.