Nov 11, 2016
Focus Reading Isa 65:17-25 Direct Download click here
Have you ever been at the sales point at a shop and been greeted by a sales assistant who adds to your day. They smile, they are polite, without being pushy or holding you up they engage in genuine conversation. You leave with the impression that they saw you as a person and not merely as a customer or client. The book of Revelation borrows the term ‘a new heaven and a new earth’ from today’s Isaiah reading. (Isa 65: ) In Revelation we get the idea that eternal life is one long worship service but in Isaiah we see it as meaningful and rewarding work. On this stewardship Sunday I want you to think about how you support the church, but even more I want you to think about how your work, your volunteering, your social activities, your friendships and your family can bring glory to God. As a child perhaps no-one dreams of being a sales assistant in a chain store, but as a Christian, in that setting and every setting, you can witness to a little bit of heaven.
How much more heavenly is your world because of your Christian witness? What would God’s “Kingdom come, God’s will done on earth as it is in heaven” look and feel like?