‘Natural’ disasters are abounding - hurricane Harvey, hurricane Irma, hurricane Jose, earthquakes in Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Russia and the Philippines… floods in Africa, and Asia…
Luke, in the gospel he wrote, indicated that such things would happen ’There will be earth-shattering events—the heavens themselves will seem to be shaken with signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars… “What’s happening to the world?” people will wonder. The cosmic order will be destabilised.’ (21:25-26 The Voice)
Certainly, a lot of people I speak to are indeed asking the question ‘what is going on?’ There are all kinds of theories and ideas trying to explain these things, most of which don’t give any comfort.
For followers of Jesus however, there is comfort in knowing we are to expect these things, that things aren’t as out of control as it may seem, as Luke continues ‘And then, at that point, they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and blazing glory. So when the troubles begin, don’t be afraid. Look up—raise your head high, because the truth is that your liberation is fast approaching.’ (21:27-28 The Voice). In the midst of turmoil there is hope. That hope is Jesus.
If you would like us to introduce you to Him, get in touch:
Services are held weekly at 10.30am at The Institute - all are welcome!
Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected by these devastating events,
and the other ones less known.
Pastor Anne-Marie Fewell
For more details please call 01362 668707
visit our website at www.victoryvillages.net
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Victory Villages Church is affiliated to the Eastern Baptist Association