Pastor’s blog February 2019.
I know many of you are really enjoying ‘The Bible course’ written by Dr. Andrew Ollerton from the Bible Society. I encourage you to get into the rhythm of this daily reading.
Stan’s Study group and our Home group have now finished, and Morton New Day are progressing through our Sunday services.
We have just finished Revelation, where the apostle John gets a glimpse, (apokalypsis means ‘unveiling’), of heaven. The new heaven and earth, coming down to Believers, and the shout, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man!” For me, this is the Alpha and Omega. We start with the perfect Garden of Eden, Tree of Life, and this is where we finish, (or more accurately start), our new and never-ending chapter. Tree of perfect life, (no illness, leave alone death), and seeing Jesus face to face!
This is a certain hope we all need to spend some intentional time grappling with. In every sense, spiritual & physical, dwelling with God, in perfect-ness, and forever.
In his book The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis writes, ‘All their life in this world…had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.’
Our life now is a blessing, but there is so much more to come through God’s saving Grace.
Be blessed, Pastor Andy.