Thought for The Day – Sunday 11th April

“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Matthew 23: 32 – 35

There is a branch of Christian faith that embraces numerology, seeing significance in particular numbers/dates. It’s a fascinating area you can lose hours and hours exploring. Different faith groups have proclaimed rapture at various times because they all claimed to work out the numbers. However if you read Jesus words carefully he spent less time thinking of particular numbers and much more time drawing attention to humanities need of redemption. So it was he could reliably predict that even before the current generation passed, signs of the end time would be present. We know looking back they have been present for the last 2000 years and know in our hearts they will be present wherever human beings are. Kind of shows how much we need redemption, does it not?

Prayer: Heavenly Lord, you know the motivations of my heart and know that sometimes they are good and sometimes they are bad. I know the capacity for good and evil reside within me. I also know only by your strength can I live a life like Jesus lived. Help me in this!

Action: Try to do your best today to live a Christ like life.

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