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The Revd Michael Pullan gives us this May 2nd
Psalm 22 v25-31, Acts 8 v26-49, John 15 v1-8 and I
John 4 v7-21
growing and Gospel
recent days, unusually perhaps, we have been hoping
(praying?) for rain - or at least farmers and gardeners
may have been - because dry conditions have left hard
ground and affected pasture for animals, and left plants
etc. very thirsty. We know that there is a need for
a balance of sunshine, dry weather and rainfall to enable
good growth to occur.
(in John 15) gives his early followers the clue to growing
in faith, bearing fruit and growing Christians-"abiding
staying connected to Him (interconnectedness). This
may involving suffering (v2 pruning can also mean cleansing
- same Greek word).
only by staying with Him can there be growth and fruit,
otherwise nothing. He is the only source of real life,
a life lived to the praise and glory of God.
John reminds us that the fundamental nature and sign
of God is love. Out of love, Jesus came to die. Love
is an activity not an abstract, God is loving towards
us and this is how we know His love. .Jerome said love
is like a circle, no ending, sentiments issued more
recently in a song based on music by the Seekers "when
you see a circle no ending can be found and so the love
of Jesus goes on eternally, forever and for ever I know
that He loves me."
in Acts 8, is rooted in Christ and sensitive to the
Holy Spirit's leading and shares the good news to the
high-ranking Ethiopian official, who comes to faith.
Philip then goes to Azotus and continues to share the
good news, naturally he is rooted in Jesus.
psalm which Jesus began to quote on the cross, concludes
with the promise that many across the world will turn
to the Lord, from agony and suffering came/comes real
the words/actions of those portrayed in these readings
challenge us to be rooted in Jesus and seeking to grow
in all ways for Him.