Ascension : Church News
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 27.01.2011 (Article Archived on 10.02.2011)
There are many things we cannot comprehend by our brains, though we try several times a day, it won't help you figure things out the way you want it
St. Mary’s Church
Ascension Island (Diocese of St.Helena)
Find Joy in what you do not know
There are many things we cannot comprehend by our brains, though we try several times a day, it won't help you figure things out the way you want it. There are many things that have happened to us that make us feel God does not really care about us, feel like being abandoned by God, feel like He is not as faithful as He claimed Himself to be.
Well it's all true to us - the way we feel, the way we think and it seems God does not care according to the way things appear, according to the real circumstances.
Some people suffered lots of tragedies when they were young, all sort of abuse just happened to them, and it seems just so unfair to them and if God loves them, why would those things have happening to them? We all have unresolved questions like that and we all have different sufferings in our walk with God, sometimes God would take away the troubles from us, sometimes He just didn't. We stay in the trouble and wonder why can't God do something or hear our prayers.
Don't blame God for things that have happened to you, God isn't unfair. Let's get rid off the selfish life you have been living, and let your testimony of Christ' love touch other peoples' lives so that they might be saved, so that they might come to know Christ.
God in His wisdom knows what He is doing. Don't lose heart, don't lose hope, don't be misled and think that God did something to harm you. God is God, and God is a compassionate God. Pray to God for strength, ask God and allow God to use you in a mighty way to bear much fruits for His kingdom through your sufferings.
Be mindful of our attitudes in trial and pain...remain steadfast and humble before God and in due time, He will lift you above all your sorrow and pain. May God bless you all.
Sunday 23 January will be the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. The service for Sunday will be a celebration of the ‘Eucharist without a Priest’.
Sunday 6 February will be the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. The service on that morning will be a ‘Family Service’ and we look forward to as many families as possible coming along to join us in prayer and song. Both services will start at the usual time of 10.30am.
Have a safe and peaceful week.
Church Wardens: Mervyn Isaac 6230 and Alan Nicholls 6232