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
By Linda Sutton
Posted in Faith
“The future is not somewhere else,” the Prime Minister said recently. “The future is here.”
When the disciples witnessed the Ascension of Jesus, they were reminded of this with the following question: “‘Men of Galilee,’ they (the men in white) said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.’” (Acts 1:11)
For them, the Ascension marked a new beginning of a life empowered by the promised Holy Spirit. My future is here too, and not somewhere else. I need look no further than the presence of the Holy Spirit to rekindle my commitment to discipleship.
Come, Holy Spirit of God. Fill me anew with confidence in the future that is already here. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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