A reflection on today’s word as this was written.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you”.
We have heard the statement “Be kind to each other” a lot from our Prime Minister over the last two years and it’s taken from God’s word and still has the same power and meaning as when written 2000 years ago.
Also, these words below have the power of the holy spirit behind them as well:-
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Today’s news tells us our borders will be fully open 2 months early. We will be able to go on a cruise. Explore the world.
Come and go overseas and hopefully no pre-departure Covid tests are required.
In other words, get on with life as normal Live with Covid as best we can after 2 years having drummed into us to isolate. Stay away from each other in social settings. Not to Hug and kiss each other, Resist shaking hands and be social hermits.
At the same time each day, we read about the reported covid positive tests. Hospital admission numbers and deaths. And we are still in orange.
I am thinking about our church and our community and wondering if many of us are still fearful of covid and because of this. It’s affecting our relationships with each other and the lord. We are called to “preach the good news and perfect love drives out fear.”
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I would like to reassure us all as a Church that God is with us. May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us. 1 Kings 8:57 (NIV) Jesus died on the cross for us so Trust in him Step Out Resist Fear and embrace each other in bringing our Lost Brothers and Sisters. Parents, Children, and friends into his Kingdom.
“Behold I stand at your door and Knock. Will you open it for me?”