|Thought for the week from the Rev David Jones (we 12th August 2012)|
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|Tuesday, 07 August 2012 15:09|
Thought for the week from the Rev David Jones (we 12th August 2012)
London 2102 has really grasped the heart of the nation. The TV coverage has been amazing in its coverage of every Olympic sport.
Past Olympians have been at hand making their comments as for these two weeks the eyes of the world have shared in the excitement of first class competition. With spectators willing and cheering their teams and even more so the home team it’s no wonder that the Team GB is climbing the medal charts.
The level of fitness and endurance being shown by competitors is truly inspiring and reflects their sacrifice and commitment to their sport.
The Bible speaks much of those who ran the race of faith. Moses was aware of his inadequacy when the call came to challenge Pharaoh to release his people who for four hundred years had been held in slavery. The boy Samuel heard God’s call in the darkness of the night when the nation was at an all time low.
They and many others like them lived and acted by faith and despite their weakness were faithful to the vision that God gave to them.
It’s the same for us. Our faith may be as small as a mustard seed with all sorts of doubts and uncertainties. It follows then that we need to increase our faith. We do this by prayer and worship as God reveals more of his love and purpose for our lives. Jesus invites us not so much to a race but rather a pilgrimage.
Then with all who have lived by faith we too will gain the greatest prize – life in its fullness, both now and for eternity.
Rev. David Jones