Whether on the front line with Australian troops or working with military personnel and their families, Defence Force chaplains like Uniting Church minister Rev Charles Vesely are a potent reminder that the end state of conflict is always peace.
Reflection of the week
Posted in Faith
In this season of Advent, leading up to the celebration of the birth of a King, take a moment to stop, and to think: Why was Jesus born in the first place?
He, himself, gives us the answer:
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” – John 11:25
No ordinary baby, no ordinary man, Jesus came to earth with an extraodinary mission. He came to grant life to those who believe in him – life beyond what we experience here on earth, right now.
Jesus, thank you for becoming the Son of Man. You left your heavenly glory for an earthly stable, giving everything – including your own life – so that we may have true life again. Help me remember this and treasure it in my heart, all of my days. Amen.
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