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From the Vicar_May 2012

Posted by on Monday, May 7, 2012 Under: Vicar's Monthly Letters
Dear Friends,
 
A question I keep asking myself is, "Is my faith making a difference to my life?" If so, how is it affecting my life? I think it's important for me to keep asking myself those questions, especially if I am supposed to be encouraging others in their faith. Recently I asked some people at a small service what difference their faith made to their lives. One said that it gave her purpose in life; another, that it gave her comfort. So what about Easter and then the Ascension and Pentecost? Do these festivals in the Christian calendar have meaning for us and a bearing on our lives?

 

Peter Smith spoke powerfully on Easter Day; you can read his sermon on our Church website. Easter is surely about God bringing hope out of a hopeless situation, God declaring that He is in charge despite everything, and that He acts. We desperately need a sense of that, don't we, in our own lives and in our world! And the Ascension and Pentecost some weeks later? Jesus' mission completed triumphantly and then God's representative, the Holy Spirit, coming to be with us instead of Jesus. I get huge strength from finding God with me in my day to day life, seeing signs of him at work in surprising ways, and from God's assurance that He is in charge and will bring good through all the whirligig of life.

Best wishes to you as you perhaps also consider what effect the Christian faith has on your life - if you have a faith!

Chris


Verse of the Month:
"He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree [i.e. cross], so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed." (1 Peter 2:24)

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