Is life more than a game of Snakes & Ladders?
These days we all seem to spend a lot of our time in front of screens of some sort, particularly the younger generation when they are playing their games. It might be Minecraft, a racing game or some sort of ‘Shoot-‘em-Up’. Back in the day, we used a board!
One of the classics is Snakes & Ladders; you remember, starting at the square on the bottom left, throwing the dice and aiming to be the first to reach the square at the top right. Along the way, you might land on the base of a ladder which would take you up a few places. However, the next throw might see you land on the face of a snake which would, yes, take you back down again!
Snakes and Ladders; interesting imagery and we read something about that in the Bible.
One of the ancients of old, a man called Jacob was in a journey from A to B. During one of his overnight stops, he has a dream of angels lowering a ladder from on high – the proverbial ‘Stairway to Heaven’.
Back further into the Garden of Eden, we see the snake or serpent representing mankind’s rebellion against God after which things were never the same again. For all of us, life is a bit like a game of Snakes & Ladders; good times, bad times, never knowing what each day will bring, so, can we find any kind of certainty anywhere?
It is Jesus of Nazareth who makes a rather audacious claim when He said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.”
Was He being arrogant or accurate?
If He was being arrogant then He is best avoided at all costs.
However, if He is being accurate, then might that be something worth investigating further?
Churches across the world run something called an Alpha Course. It is an opportunity to hear the evidence of the Christian faith, express your own opinions and ask questions of your own. All of this within an unthreatening environment and amongst some very friendly people. Why not look out and see if there is a Church near you offering such an opportunity. We here at Salt Church Mar Menor run Alpha Courses from time to time, so if you would be interested in joining in with us, do get in touch. We would love to hear from you. In the meantime, take care, stay safe and thanks for reading.
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Salt Church Mar Menor @ The Hub
Avenida de la Unión, 100, 30730 San Javier, Murcia
Q5W6+GP San Javier, Murcia
Pastor Andy Neale
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