Ready, Steady….no, not yet!
Last month Andy wrote – (and I hope you read it!)
“Well, how about grabbing hold of the most repeated commandment in the Bible?
And, what might that be?
Got it? Well, if not, here it is”.
“Do not be afraid”.
This is part of the verse we have chosen for our ‘verse of the year’.
6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31.6
Our God keeps His promises.
The background to this verse is a time when the Children of Israel were about to conquer the Promised Land God was giving to them. Moses at 120 years old was handing over leadership to Joshua; a big moment in their history. They had left Egypt behind, grumbling all the way! This had cost them 40 years in the desert to travel what could have been a 3 to 4 week journey. The words of encouragement Moses spoke to them shows what a Faithful and Loving God we have. Despite all their groans, moans, rebellion, anger and rejection of Jehovah, Moses was able to say “God is going with you, he will not fail or abandon you.”
As I write this in early January there does not seem to be an end to the way in which this COVID-19 virus is disrupting our lives. Yes, there is a vaccine on the horizon, but even then there will still be a new ‘normal’. The question is – “Where does our security lie as we face a new future?”
I can truly say that I trust God’s promise that – He will go into the future with me. He will not fail or abandon me, so I need not be afraid.
If this has made you think and if you would like to ask questions or find out more about the Christian faith, then please do get in touch with our Pastor Andy Neale. (details below).
If you would like to join one of our online services, maybe sneak in at the back and take a look, then, let us know and we will gladly send you the link and password. If we can pray for you or with you, please ask in confidence.
Pastor Andy Neale
Salt Church Los Alcazares
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