Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has released a special message to mark the 40th anniversary of the Uniting Church in Australia, which falls on Thursday 22 June, 2017.
Reflection of the week
Posted in Faith
As Easter approaches, with its incredible story of sacrifice, redemption and resurrection, I am challenged by the words of Jesus to Martha: “do you believe?”
I know what I do not believe – Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, even UFOs.
I was not an eye witness to those historic events, but i take a leap of faith, to declare with Martha: “yes, Lord, I believe” (John 11:1-15).
By God’s grace, I can experience the miracle of redemption myself, then I can assert that I believe in the Risen Christ’s power over sin and death. I believe in his claim that he is the Resurrection and the Life.
Lord, I look forward to hearing, once again, the account of the drama of the Cross. Open my inside eyes, that I might experience the wonder of your sacrifice for me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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