23rd October 2016
'So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.' 2 Corinthians 4: 18 (NIV)
'Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, “Christ is risen,” but “I shall rise.” ' —Phillips Brooks, in Herald Gospel of Liberty, vol. 114
Quoted from Joshua DuBois' book The President's Devotional
This week we remember the disaster at Aberfan, that took the lives of over 100 children and 28 adults. We remember as well, the children of Aleppo, and those who lost their lives as refugees crossing the seas, in the hope of finding safety. We also remember the lives of children and adults who we have known or heard about.
We know just how fragile we are. Every life, yours and mine, is delicate and precious to God. As people of God, we know that there is hope in death just as there is hope in life.The Christian hope for life after life is founded in the understanding and experience of the life, death and resurrection off Jesus Christ.
It is with this understanding that we look forward to future life.
Let us celebrate that Christ is risen and that we will rise.
Revd. Mark Robinson