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
By Linda Sutton
Posted in Faith
Sceptics use the word “hope” in a way that has nothing to do with faith, and everything to do with doubt. The very tone in of the voice conveys disbelief in a positive outcome. Christian hope is synonymous with faith.
As we light the Advent candles, like the Psalmist, we are also confident that God will rekindle that faith.
Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved. – Psalm 80:3
As Christians, and followers of Christ, we are called to reflect his light in the dark places of our world, and our community.
Jesus, light and hope for the world, rekindle in me the hope of salvation, so that I can offer that hope to those who are in most need of it. In your name, I pray. Amen.
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All Uniting Church members are encouraged to pray for those attending the upcoming Presbytery and Synod meeting, which will be held at Adelaide West Uniting Church from 23-25 November.
This week's reflection asks readers to take a moment to truly consider the reason Christ was born.