Thought for the Week

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Who or what do you rely on?

What keeps your head above the wa­ter when the waves of life are crash­ing all around you?

Many of us rely on our own strength and guid­ance but on too many oc­ca­sions that’s never enough for the dif­fi­cult and hurt­ful things this world throws at us.

I vividly re­mem­ber that dur­ing my train­ing as a min­is­ter I led a fu­neral ser­vice for a fam­ily who ob­vi­ously were dis­traught at the death of their very lov­ing and loved hus­band, father and grand­fa­ther.

At the grave­side I was very con­cerned about what could only be de­scribed as wail­ing and their re­luc­tance to leave the ceme­tery.

On re­flec­tion if I thought that this world was all there was and I was never go­ing to see my fam­ily or friends again then per­haps I would be as dis­traught as they were.

I have been very for­tu­nate to have been in­tro­duced to a man who of­fers streams of life giv­ing wa­ter.

This man knows ev­ery­thing about me and he still loves me.

This man goes out of his way to re­mind us how much his father loves us and cares for us.

This man al­though to­tally in­no­cent of any crime, willingly died in our place, dy­ing so that we can be for­given.

This man Je­sus Christ, hav­ing died 2016 years ago still of­fers us life giv­ing wa­ter to­day and ev­ery day, where we will never be thirsty for power, pres­tige, pos­ses­sions, pop­u­lar­ity, or per­sonal plea­sure again but of­fers us eter­nal life through be­liev­ing in him.

Why not come, see a man who told me all that ever I did, and he loves me just the same?

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