Friday, September 27, 2019

Coping with Change!

Life’s usually is a constant cycle of change as we all know only too well. We just seem to get comfortable; find our slot and then things change. As a Christian, I have the assurance that despite the changes in life I have an anchor. My anchor is none other than Jesus Christ – He provides the hope, ‘both sure and steadfast’, ‘which hope we have as an anchor of the soul [1]’. An anchor is a heavy object attached to a cable or chain and used to moor a ship to the sea bottom. When life is changing, we need a fixed point of reference, an anchor to keep us steady. I believe that the Bible is the only document known to humanity that can give us stability and the fixed point of reference that we need as we make our journey through life. Within its pages, we will discover the reason we exist, the cause of all the evil and sin in our world and the way that we can know what is eternal i.e. things that are of lasting value. To be confident in this life we need peace, contentment and confidence that our life has real significance. I believe the only way this is possible is to get to know God, the maker of us all. He made us and he knows how we tick.

The reason that I believe that Jesus is the key to all of this is based on who He is as well as what He taught. Now I am aware that many of you may have switched off or are about to. Please stay with me a little longer and allow me to test your patience. What if Jesus is who he claimed to be? He claimed to be the Son of God, Saviour of the world, Messiah of Israel, Judge of all the earth and a whole lot more.

Just imagine that he actually did fulfil the ancient predictions of the Bible. His place of birth, mode of conception, method of execution and coming back to life were all prophesied in the Bible. It is the magnificent detail of these prophecies that mark the Bible as the inspired Word of God. Only God could foreknow and accomplish all that was written about the Messiah (the Christ). This historical accuracy and reliability set the Bible apart from any other book or record.
This is why I believe what it says about Jesus and the claims that He made.
But it is not enough to agree that the Bible is the word of God, it is trusting God through His word that is the key
My prayer, as always, is not that you accept the accuracy of the Bible but that you come to know the God of the Bible and His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus said 'and this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent,'
John chapter 17 verse 3. 


[1]Hebrews 6. 19, the Bible

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