Why aren’t things the way they should be?
There is so much in the world today that leaves me baffled (or am I the only one?) Big Brother watching all, financial crises by the dozen, wars, famines and pestilence. Traditional values are turned on their head and the ordinary man or woman is afraid to speak their mind lest they offend someone or, more often than not, they offend someone who is offended on behalf of someone else!
If there is a God, where is He? (If ‘He’ has been neutral gendered by now…)
If there is a God and He is all powerful, has He also gone on strike? Surely if there is an all-knowing, all-encompassing divine spiritual superstar, then He should be able to smite the foes and vanquish the powers of darkness with a mere wave of his hand, but then things aren’t always what they should be. The God who is revealed in the pages of the Bible has made us in His image, whereas today we are all-too-often a people who wish to make a god in ours and therein lies the problem.
The message of the gospel of Jesus Christ has never been universally popular. Indeed, the preaching of the man from Nazareth saw Him brutally executed in the most violent manner that the human race has ever yet come up with. For sure, we like the bits where He healed the sick, made the blind see, opened the mouths of the mute and had a pop at the religious leaders of the day, but, we don’t like the bit where He challenges each and every one of us personally.
The call to ‘believe’ is not without its problems for many of us, but prior to that, first and foremost, the message of the God of the Bible is to ‘repent’. This is a term that is more than just a quick ‘sorry guv!’, but a genuine and heartfelt sorrow for all that we do which is not in accordance with what it means to be made in the image of God. It means a genuine and heartfelt desire to change direction and to get back on what Jesus termed the ‘Straight and Narrow Road’.
The Bible shows us a picture of what the world was meant to be like and, at the same time, holds a mirror up to each and every one of us to explain why things aren’t what they should be. For sure, there is much that is beyond our control and outside our sphere of influence, but maybe there is something we can do or ‘be’ in our own corner of the world that can make life just a little bit better all round? I don’t know what you reckon, but surely it is worth a thought…
Salt Church Mar Menor @ THE HUB
Avenida de la Unión, 100
30730 San Javier, Murcia
Q5W6+GP San Javier, Murcia
Pastor Andy Neale
Ministerio de Justicia Numero Registro 217-SG
Codigo de Identificacion R03004811I
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