Volume 5 No 1
The year ahead is a diary filled with crisp, white, unmarked pages. We live a life of uncertainty, filled with the unknown. There are just too many variables for us to figure out how it might all turn out. Who might we meet on this journey through our 365 page diary? More importantly, how will we treat them? If they are an ‘Ugly Cat’ will we reject them just because they don’t fit into the ‘Christian’ mould we expect them to? Perhaps we can even be that good Samaritan and hopefully, through Christ’s love dwelling in and flowing through us, we will give them just a glimpse of God’s love for each one of us.
And yes, I’m sure the year will be filled with challenges. I would like to encourage you, that no matter how bad things get, NEVER doubt God’s love for you. He loves you more than you can ever realise and it is his will that all should be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-4) - Eternal Life is not just for a select few.
And what about when we face disappointment, and are let down by others, even those we have looked up to. Again, Christ is the only one worthy of our adoration. Look to him for your strength, and yes, when we struggle to forgive those who have wronged us, let’s remember that his is the only perfect forgiveness too.
And of course we will face the everyday battles of life, like battling our weight or facing midlife melancholy. Whatever the year holds, remember God. Draw close to him. He is your strength and he is your refuge. And you can do all things and cope with anything, through Christ who strengthens you!
And God willing, we will be walking alongside and encouraging you throughout the year with more inspiring articles to help make your walk with God all that it should be.
There is this joke about a preacher who was giving a sermon on forgiving your enemies.