Services

Sunday: 10 am

Wednesday: 1st Wednesday of the month Monthly Mid-week Communion Service at 10.30 am followed with a cuppa 

Our service will be online at 4 pm on Sunday. The link for the service is: 
https://avonheadbaptist.online.church

I've been thinking - 23 February 2020

posted date: Friday 21st February 2020

I wonder if you have considered that as we gathered with family and friends to celebrate Christmas this year, that brewing in China was what we now know as COVID-19, short for coronavirus disease. Now a matter of 6—8 weeks later, we are seeing significant challenges around the world causing disruption to a multitude of industries and countries.

 

As I have watched with interest all that is unfolding around the world, not to mention the wonderful conspiracy theories that are also circulating, I am reminded of Jesus words. Matthew 6: 33—34 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

 

Do not worry about tomorrow, easier to say than do. But the key is verse 33, seek first God’s Kingdom, and His righteousness.

 

We have no idea what a day will bring, no idea what tomorrow, next week or next month will bring. The thought of this alone could be cause for concern, but the reality is that we know who holds the future. That no matter what happens in life, nothing is a surprise to God!

 

So as you wonder about the future, as you consider the possibility of what may or may not happen, let me encourage you with these words of Paul, about God’s goodness and love towards us.

 

Romans 8: 35—39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

Shalom

 

Bruce