9th Dec, 2016

Something to Think About

Correspondent 27th Nov, 2016

“I CAN’T sit and watch this any longer”, said my wife as we saw Andy Murray almost throw away a 4-1 lead in the ATP Tennis Final last weekend.

She says that whenever watching Andy play because it can be frustrating yet so exciting as he plays his tennis.

Having seen the adverts for the ‘War Games’ that people play these days, one has to wonder how on earth they can watch such horror without their lives being tainted in one way or another.

But it was the same years ago with the public spectacle of the duel to the death in the Roman Coliseum and the hundreds who would come out to watch a public hanging in our own country.

We read that a vast crowd gathered to watch the Crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ, two thousand years ago, as it seemed to be a sport of the day to them.

As Jesus looked out over the vast crowd, although he was in severe agony, he prayed, “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”

If we turn our backs on him and refuse his offer of love and salvation, he brings that same prayer to God for us today.

Do we say, “I can’t sit and watch this any longer”, or do we turn to Christ and accept his offer of real life, so that whatever we face in our lives we do not face it alone?

Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District