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The cusp of the future! - January 2013

“The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him for ever!”

Consider that our lives in their length are but a drop in the bucket to God: just a breath in the nostrils. Consider that we are like a blade of grass to him, which grows and then fades. Consider that all the greatest feats of humankind are like a flower, which does the same. If you are older, you will grasp this truth more readily. If you are young, consider that you will soon be older(!) and apply this perspective — God’s perspective — to your life to your own benefit. In watching a year pass, we have a rare opportunity to share the perspective of God on time: we realise how brief it has been!

Now consider that, though we are insignificant creatures, God sent his own dear Son to die on our behalf. Consider that he cares for us infinitely more than we care for our own gardens: for which of us tenderly cares for a blade of grass?

As we stand this New Year upon the cusp of the future, and have the decision to either dine upon the riches of Christ or rebel against him, let us learn from the past, and act to the glory of God in 2013! Let us grow ever towards the sun: for that is all one can ask from a blade of grass, which now is, and soon will not be. (adapted) +Bill

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  • 1 Peter 3:18

    “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.”