Words by our Priest-in-Charge:
If Computer could talk
“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place” 2 Corinthians 2:14
I find working with Bible software very helpful especially while preparing for messages or doing a Bible study. The tools that are made available to us nowadays are so amazing that I could find almost anything I want to know about the Bible and its content in seconds (I may be exaggerating a little, but at least, in a very short time). It makes me think that if being a Christian or growing as a disciple of Jesus is about having more intellectual knowledge of God’s words, the computer must be a great Christian! If computer could talk, it must be a most impressive Christian! But surely the measure of maturity of a Christian is not in how we know about the Bible and God, important as that may be, it is in the way we personally know Him.
The knowledge of Jesus must lead us into experiencing His triumph in our lives. To “know” Jesus is not only to have an intellectual understanding of who He is, what He says, or what He does, but to allow Him to change our lives from the inside out, to experience the miraculous changes He desires to make in our lives and our circumstances. It is by first having Him in our lives, that we can live out the life He gives to us. Our lives are meant to “diffuse the fragrance of God’s presence” in the world which we are living in.
Christmas is the season when we the Church, as vessel containing the life of Christ, release the fragrance of Jesus through a time of celebration and reaching out. It is also a time we ask the Lord to fill us to overflowing measure, His own life and presence. Let us, therefore, look to this season with great anticipation, of what the Lord could and would do in us and through us.