Thoughts from our members
Recent Thoughts :
Overcoming the un-predictable
The terrible weather of recent weeks – snow standing six-feet-high alongside
some roads, and gales blowing it across the streets – is in direct contract
to this time last year when the sun shone and it was warm. It is a constant
reminder that there are some things which we cannot control. Life is full of
different events: some we can control, others are outside our ability to play
any part in them whatsoever. It is the perfect illustration of the life of a
Christian. There are many events which we have control over and which we
sometimes enjoy and at other times are fearful of but reject the opportunity
to change things. On other occasions there are things which we cannot change
and simply have to get on and live through them. In all of these events it
is easy to forget that there is a God who can help, comfort and guide. And it
is all because of the events of Easter when Jesus was crucified on our behalf.
Because of that great event – and the fact that Jesus not only died, but more
importantly, rose again – we are able to become friends with God. That means
that whatever problems we come across in life Jesus is travelling the same journey
with us. He can bring help and encouragement during the conflicts that life brings.
He said: “I am the way, the truth and the life.” And there is no better way, no greater truth, and no more exciting life that you can live but the one open to Christians. Take time this Easter, or at any time, to pray to God, to ask him to reveal himself to you, and then make sure that you listen and act. Life will be very different – no less unpredictable, and the weather will not change, but with Jesus alongside you the adventure will have only just begun.