Thought for the Week 1 September 2019

Anglican Mothers Union Australia

New beginnings

The Gospels relate Jesus’ life and work, his mighty acts, his suffering, death and resurrection. He opened for us a NEW way. It is the way of reconciliation where we can beg forgiveness; seventy times seven if necessary. An old hymn tells us that ‘New every morning is the love our wakening and uprising prove’. Yes we open our eyes, and stand up out of bed, still alive and kicking, still thanking God for recreating us during sleep so that we are ready to love our neighbour, forgive ourselves and start afresh in the glow of God’s love.

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:1718

Women in Zambia welcome the Good News of Jesus’ reconciling Love. Forty-three percent have experience gender-based violence; that means half the female population needs a new beginning. In Jesus, they are a new creation and we are all deeply moved that this can be so.     Thanks be to God.