Pictured: The ageing ‘Eternity’ sign on a farming property south of Nanango QLD. A simple challenge to all who travel that road.
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3: 3
I was deeply challenged this morning by our reading from the One Year Bible. Kerrie and I try to read the Bible together each morning when we can. It was a reminder that we are all called to be a love letter from Christ to the people around us and to our world. Because of Jesus it is no longer about the letter of the law that brings judgement and condemnation… But about the spirit of His love, grace and forgiveness and His promise of eternal life. One day you and I will die. There is no backing away from the reality of that. We are all getting older and the decisions we make along the way all have their consequences. Ultimately… Our lives matter and we are to be a witness of the goodness of a loving God and the creator of all things.
Without the presence of God's spirit in our society we begin to self destruct.. It all becomes selfishness and the pursuit of power, greed and conflict. It is never God’s way. His ultimate desire is that we find peace and purpose in the freedom of what Christ has done for us on the Cross.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom’. 2 Corinthians 3:17
I love these words and the liberty I have because of them. Let us choose to be living love letters from God for the people in our world.