Hear the words of comfort
“At any given moment, within a certain undefinable radius of your sorry body or soul, there will be something that can lift you. The trick is knowing where to look.”
This Psalm, has always been one of my ‘go to’ Psalms. I find in it both comfort and hope. Comfort knowing that Jesus, too, felt sorrow, grief and pain. Hope, because in the midst of trouble, God is our rock, our stability and our future.
Eternity is, was and shall be. When we accept the gift of life through the redemption of Christ we become independent of time. Plainly speaking our eternal life is now, was before sin and will be in each moment.
As a pause for reflection today recite the whole creed, apostolic or nicene whichever is your preference and allow God to speak through the images below or your favourite art work.
It is early morning. Outside the palace a crowd lingers. Then Pilate appears. A masterful and imposing figure he looks down on those gathered outside the gate.
Why do I believe that Jesus suffered in those days before his actual crucificion? Why is this important as part of the redemption and sanctification process? What part was Pilate playing in this ultimate triumph over sin and death?
Mary, a young woman, betrothed to a carpenter is busy working in the house. She hums to herself and happily thinks of her husbànd to be, Joseph. She quietly, in her own way, offers silent but heartfelt thanks to God for blessing her with this strong man who will support her and be faithful to her.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
It is one thing to believe in the man Jesus who lived at one time on this earth.
It is a greater thing to believe that this man Jesus comes from God, is part of God and is able to deliver us promising salvation.