This year I'm going to focus on God's love - and how His love can be poured out on others, through me. I want to be a vessel of His love.
The first couple of days into 2018 has not changed the political dramas facing us from around the world. In fact new ones emerge continually. Wars haven't suddenly stopped. Poverty and misery, persecution, oppression, sickness, unemployment, welfare shortages etc...still exist. The destruction of marine life and wildlife from man made plastics and the needless destruction of thousands of animals by trophy hunters and ivory poachers, and the millions of dogs and cats inhumanely slaughtered (skinned alive and boiled alive) paints a picture of the world today. Have we sunk so low as to allow this to happen? Then, if that was not enough, we have cyber warfare - hackers, spammers, phishers, malware operatives creating so much damage and stress to people's lives - robbing people and organisations indiscriminately. They have no conscience!! So what's the solution?
We are the solution? George Hoffman, now deceased, used to be a director of Tear Fund, a Christian relief agency - he used to say, " One person cannot change the world, but you can change the world for one person." We can change the atmosphere in our workplaces, in our homes, in our communities. There are certain things we have no control over but we do have a God we can turn to.
" For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting (eternal) life." (John 3:16)