Speer Road Church
(United Reformed Church)
The Last Word
Last word – May 2019
It never ceases to amaze me the amount of information that there is on the internet. Time and time again I type in a word or a phrase and back comes the answer. The other day I looked up about a spare part for our washing machine and sure enough within moments there it was. If I want help with the meaning of words or I am trying to find the name of an actor or character in a book it is so quick and easy sometimes I wonder how I coped before the internet.
The disciples must have asked a similar question after the resurrection, “How did we cope before?” The power of the resurrection gave them the strength to face day to day life. It gave answers to some of life’s deepest questions and meaning where there had been emptiness before. They met together, prayed together, and broke bread together because of the resurrection of Jesus. The resurrection enabled them to face difficult times, persecution, exile, and even torture and death. The experience of the risen Lord encouraged them and enabled them to live differently.
I hope that we feel the same. As we face many challenges in life, as individuals and as a church may we always hold onto the fact that we serve a risen saviour, remembering that Jesus is leading us through life each step of the way. We don’t need a tablet or computer to ask Jesus questions, we have the ability to communicate with him inside us. We can communicate with God 24/7 through prayer and he shows us that he wants to help us, reassure us and lead through our journey of life.
May the power of the resurrection of Jesus inspire you and enable you now and always.