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26/01/23

Where do we see God?

Where do we see God?

Dear Friends,

This is my first opportunity to greet you in 2023. I pray that you are already feeling blessed by God in this year and hopeful and excited about your ongoing journey with the Lord. I wonder what messages and encouragements he has for us in the months ahead. May we be ready and open-hearted to receive them.

Geoff and I have recently returned from a holiday where we were privileged – and very happy! – to see a beautiful part of the world. The greenery was vibrant, the flowers colourful, the skies blue, the waters crystal clear. It was easy to praise and thank God in such a place. For, me, being in a lovely garden, park or at the coast has always brought a sense of the presence of God.

This Sunday we are going to ask the question, where do we see God? How does he make himself known to us? We will look at two passages from the New Testament which focus on Jesus, who came to reveal his Father to us. The first passage is Luke 2:8-33, when Jesus is taken to the Temple as a small baby. This was the custom and Mary and Joseph followed it. We can see how Simeon, righteous and devout, recognises that this baby has been sent by God for a special purpose.

The second passage is Mark 9:2-9, a mysterious event that is perhaps difficult to understand. For Peter, James and John this must have been an intense and emotional experience. Seeing the wonder and glory of a mighty Saviour, seeing the journey of God’s people to this point.

How does God continue to show his purpose for his world? How does he give us intense and emotional experiences in which we can feel his presence and glory? These events from the beginning and close to the end of Jesus’ life on earth may help us explore this.

God bless you,

Liz Chape

Glenys
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