We have a Story to tell to the Nations!

Wow, this was a busy year!!! Cant believe it has been so long since I blogged! Time certainly passes fast and seems to get faster every year!

This has been a year with a lot of changes and differences. Usually experts give their predictions, promises and forecasts for each year, but I am sure not many people actually could have forecast the past 12 months accurately, and it is not over yet, the changes continue at such an amazing speed!

So many people have now left their homelands seeking refuge, jobs and new beginnings for one reason or another in another country. Many thousands are still stuck somewhere enroute to their dream place, some have lost the dream and are well disillusioned and others still live in hope!! What different stories the young folks travelling now will have to tell their children in years to come!

These people have witnessed terrible things at the hands of evil people and only the power of redemption and reconciliation through Jesus Christ can give them the peace they need in life!

For those who follow Jesus, the climax of our lives was when we were ‘rescued from the dominion of darkness and brought into the kingdom of the Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.’ [Colossians 1:13-14]

We all have a story to tell and praise the Lord, because we know Him, we have a message to share. As a result, many of these people who were fleeing their own regimes, will have a better story to tell their offspring!!! God has been preparing hearts and reaching to many of these people of various religions and showing them, that He has a better way, He is the Way, the Truth and the Life and many have found that peace through believing in Him.

So, now they have a new life in every way, whether they are still in a refugee camp or are settling into a new area of life!

We need to be good stewards of the message God has given us to share with the people, all people, wherever they are and wherever they came from. It is a great privilege to pass on the story of His great Faithfulness towards us and that He has promised that same faithfulness to all who trust in Him.

Jonathan & David in the Old Testament had a special relationship with each other of deep friendship and love. Especially when David was a fugitive himself, Jonathan went to him and encouraged him in God. We too can encourage each other with our story of God’s love and faithfulness even in the difficult times! People of other faiths are most often spoken to by the love they see from believers. It is not always what you say but what you do and how you show them you care that give you the audience to share the story of Jesus with others. They then want to know more about this steadfast love and care they can find in Jesus as Lord.

Now, in the last weeks, to add to all the upset in the world, we as British people have voted to leave the EU. Many are despairing now and wondering how we will cope, will we manage, or fail altogether? But the vote has been taken and one thing is for sure, it didn’t take God by surprise and He has it therefore all in control. He is the same steadfast, faithful Lord, and indeed He is all that is sure and certain in this world!!

Paul told Timothy, ‘…..perilous times will come…evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, ….but you must continue in the things you have learned and be assured, knowing of whom you have learned them!!’ [2 Timothy 3] We have nothing to fear when we follow Him closely and His inspired Word instructs, corrects, and encourages us.

The Spiritual darkness of this world is growing deeper, but those who know and love Him are being moved to shine brighter, to share their story of Salvation with others and souls are being saved.

He is the same, yesterday, today and forever, and he is our joy and hope forever. That is what the world needs to know and we are the people who have to tell it out!!! The difference Christ made in our lives is a story worth telling, and in these uncertain days is a much-needed story!!!

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