Thought for the month – January 2015

A New Year

It hardly seems possible that 2015 is here! A New Year brings with it fresh hope, challenges, perhaps sorrows and difficulties. How good it is, that Christians have a faithful unchanging God.

A New Year reminds us of an event that took place in the Bible. The Children of Israel were captives in Egypt but God had a wonderful plan for them to be delivered out of Egypt. It involved the death of a lamb and applying the blood to the doorposts and lintels of their houses. They were then able to enjoy roast lamb inside their houses knowing with assurance that they were safe sheltering under the blood of the lamb. God said to them “It shall be the first month of the year to you”, what a wonderful way to start a year, delivered from bondage and free.

This event is only a picture of a greater event that was still in their future when God would give His Son. The Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God would lay down His life and shed His precious blood so that we could be free from the bondage and penalty of sin, which the Bible says is death.

The Lord Jesus died and was buried but praise God He was raised from the dead on the third day. The Bible says “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” Acts 16 v 31.

I wonder as we start this New Year, it is like the New Year of Exodus 12 when after following God’s instructions the people were saved, are you saved?

As we start the New Year preparation is already underway for the Camps in July and August. We trust that you will be able to come and perhaps bring other friends as well.

We would like to wish you all God’s richest blessings for the New Year and trust and pray that if you don’t know the Lord as your Saviour then this will be the year you come to know Him personally.

Andy Meek (Senior Camp Leader)