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From a Pastor's Pen

From a Pastor's (rtd.) Pen

 

                                                                               December 11, 2017

Coasters

Coasters? These little things come in lots of different forms and shapes, don’t they? They are designed for a special purpose, that of protecting surfaces from the effects of heat or cold or the moisture that might condense from a really cold drink.

There are all sorts of different surfaces that we might have around the place but one thing is for sure, if we don’t protect these surfaces, there could be a great deal of trouble and expense involved in repairing damage that might come because we don’t use the coasters.

I bought some coasters for a gift recently and my mind sidetracked to thinking how the life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ are a bit like a coaster protecting me.

Jesus doesn’t shield me from the effects of a hot cuppa, rather His death and subsequent resurrection protect from the effects of SIN.

Paul, in Romans 3:23, teaches that all of us have sinned and thus are a long way from God. In Romans 10:9, Paul teaches us that, it is when we confess that Jesus is Lord and that God raised him from death, than we can be confident of being protected from the effects of sin and can be confident of living forever with God and all those in heaven.

This Christmas let’s be reminded of the truth of the saying,

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

                                                                          

 Brian formerly of Eden Church of Christ, 6496 3367