FEATURED

Devotionals

Life together

In my first year of high school, Australia converted to decimal currency and Simon and Garfunkel released the song, “I am a rock”. While everyone in Australia was working together to adjust to the new currency the song spoke of going it alone. “I am a rock. I am an island.”

It’s a sad song about being hurt and withdrawing into isolation in order to avoid any more pain.

We’ve had some experiences of isolation this year and depending on our nature we’ve either enjoyed or hated those times.

Our God is into community. God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit exist in a divine community of love and because we’re made in the image of God we’re also made for community.

The Christian faith in particular and life in general aren’t meant to be solo adventures. Even those with an introverted nature need others. We all need community.

Paul describes the community in terms of a body with many different and varied parts in Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12. The different parts of the body need each other and when they work together the body functions properly.

The beauty of this image and situation is found in the love and support we give and receive in the community. There are times when we desperately need the support of a loving community and there are times when we provide the support to members of the community.

This ‘strange’ year has highlighted the need for community. We need to care for each other and look out for each other.

It’s great to know God is always doing his best for us. It’s also clear our sisters and brothers are gifts from God. God often helps us through the community. God bless you with all the help you need and with all the strength you need to help others.

View

Latest Messages

Watch Now

There is nothing in this section at the moment.

Living for Jesus Growing in Jesus

Sharing Jesus with Others

26

FEB

DON'T BE AFRAID

Aren’t two sparrows sold for only a penny? But your Father knows when any one of them falls to the ground. Even the hairs on your head are counted. So don’t be afraid! You are worth much more than many sparrows.

View More