Thought for the Week 9 February 2020

Anglican Mothers Union Australia

Living by faith

Insurance for house, boat, jewels, money in the bank: what does this all mean if we say we are living by faith? If I do (or don’t do) something, will that guarantee happiness or God’s favour, riches, a loving family. Certainly the Hebrew Scriptures (for the most part) tell us God will reward the righteous. But Jesus tells us to consider the lilies, the birds of the air. His life and death show us there are NO guarantees, except that God loves us no matter what. In the face of that love how can we but not go forward in faith and hope and love?

No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21

In Melanesia the Parenting Programme has contributed to restoring a relationship between an adolescent boy and his family. He returned home after two years of refusing to associate with them. There are no rules that were obeyed but there was a willingness of all involved and LOVE. Let us thank God for the opportunities that members bring to their communities.