Friday, February 22, 2008


a Biblical thought...
Marriage is a major preoccupation here, but not there. Those who are included in the resurrection of the dead will no longer be concerned with marriage nor, of course, with death. They will have better things to think about, if you can believe it. All ecstasies and intimacies then will be with God. (Luke 20:34-35)
a Book thought...
The Church prays and lives as a colony of hope that is committed to the coming future in Christ. (p92 Needham)
a Dave thought...
My 5 year old son Noah was so looking forward to his first ever game of basketball yesterday afternoon. As he has been talking about being in a team for the last 6 months I too was pretty anxious that it would all work out well. When I got home I was surprised to find him in tears and saying he doesn’t want to go to the stadium, but rather stay in the comfort of our lounge room. Well we got him into the car and down to the courts, I registered him for terms 1 & 2 and proceeded down to court 3. It was not long till all the boys and girls arrived and Noah true to his word would not join in and sat on the side of the court. Kylie & I did our best to persuade him and after many attempts at bribes as well as rational persuasive techniques amidst tears he stepped on to the court for the last 5 minutes.
You see he was so nervous about this new experience that it all just got too much for him. In the end it worked out well he is now a member of the Kangas and his next game is 4.10pm Thursday.
Doing something for the first time is hard no matter what age we are and as a Church we need to continually try new methods or we will be no longer. It sounds easy but when it gets to the crunch, doing something for the first time is hard work and often leads to tears.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

jan magor said...

oh bless him....... I share his feelings, as I have been through a number of nerve racking emotions myself this week, a job interview, resigning from my current position and accepting a new position, the unknown is always scary, but I have mt Lord who is the constant nerve settler!