From a Pastor's (rtd.) Pen



                                                                             November 20, 2017


A hot cuppa! How enjoyable? There are many times I enjoy a hot cuppa. Sometimes I like to sit with a friend and enjoy conversation and the cuppa. There are other times when I’m at home, doing some tasks and I like to have a hot drink while I am doing what I need to do.

However, there have been lots and lots of cuppas that have gone cold while I am working. I acquired something really useful some time ago and I have been using it for a while. This helps me have a hot cuppa but I can sip it over nearly an hour. It’s an insulated, covered mug.

The insulation and the cover protect the contents from losing heat and let me sip the hot drink over a long time and that way I don’t have to have to drink too many or remember to drink it before it gets cold.

Insulation is a great discovery isn’t it? We can use other things as insulators, as well. Sometimes we might use a friend to help insulate us from some unpleasant situations we’re facing, or it might be the esky to keep delicacies and drinks, cool.

As I thought along these lines I’m reminded that Jesus is a special insulator. As we prepare to celebrate Christmas 2017, it’s a time to be reminded how God’s Plan of Salvation involved Him coming to earth in human form. Jesus came to show people everywhere how serious God is to help us be insulated from the effects of us turning our back on God, SIN. Jesus’ life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension were undertaken to insulate each one of us from the effects of sin. Let’s use this great provision God’s made and be in a great position to enjoy the delights of heaven when we move from life in the present to life in the eternal.



 Brian formerly of Eden Church of Christ, 6496 3367