Fresh Hope – 26th November 2016

Nearby where we live there are some horses in a field. I always feel sorry for those horses. The field they are in doesn’t appear to be a good space. The ground is all churned up and rough. There never seems to be any grass and at this time of year, it’s like a complete mud bath.
I always think that those horses seem quite neglected, have a poor quality of life and would probably love a different home.

Today as I drove the same route, I looked to the other side of the road and saw a completely different scenario. Yes, almost directly opposite, are some horses in a different field. The grass is very green and very lush. There’s a shelter for them and you can see pales of water and food containers scattered around.
Two very different situations right next to each other.

‘What’s the message here?’, I thought.
It’s not the fault of the horses, they had no choice on their conditions, the answer lies in who their owner is. Boom! There it is, as clear to see.

Whoever is your ‘owner’ will determine the quality of your life. How many people do you see who don’t have the Lord in their lives?
They can make a decision that will change their future.
How much more at this Christmas season should we be taking every opportunity to introduce them to our ‘owner’, ┬áJesus?

Isaiah 43 v 1. “I have called you by name and you are mine.”

Pastor Gillian

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