Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Filming for Vision Sunday

I have just been out doing some filming with our production guys for our Vision Sunday & Heart for the House offering. I was stood on the Tyne Bridge looking at the castle, the cathedral, St James Park & the development on both sides of the Quayside. The past, the present & the future of Newcastle can all be glimpsed from that viewpoint. I wonder if we are embracing them all or holding on to one of them. If we disregard the past & present and cling to the future, we leave ourselves with no foundations, have scant regard for what God has put in our hand now and are never content. If we disregard the future and past and cling to the present we can become dictated to and driven by our current circumstances. If we disregard the present & future and cling to the past, we can avoid change & growth that God wants to bring to our lives.
We need to embrace all three aspects of our lives. Thank God for what He has done & brought us through. Thank God for what He has put in our hand now and the commission "for such a time as this". Lastly know with a certainty that we have a hope for the future.
Past, present & future is all wrapped up in our communion. Paul said in 1 Cor 11:26 "Whenever you eat this bread & drink this cup (in the present), you proclaim the Lord's death (in the past) until He comes (in the future).

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