Pickering Saturday 2nd October 2010

TORNADO in PICKERING?

Yes! But not the violent, dangerous,

rotating column of air that’s

in contact with both

the surface of the earth

and a cumulonimbus cloud.

….

60163 Tornado is a main-line steam

locomotive built in Darlington,

England, an evolution of the LNER

Peppercorn Class A1 class, the first

such locomotive built in the

United Kingdom since Evening Star,

the last steam locomotive built by

British Railways, in 1960, it is capable

of running at up to 120mph.

Tornado, Pickering Station, NYMR

Crowds of Enthusiasts

Tornado, waiting for points to change.

Lost in a cloud of steam

People certainly came to see it,

re-living childhood dreams or

drawn by the raw energy of

steam power.

GIVING OPPORTUNITY TO

SPEAK OF THE GLORIOUS

GOSPEL OF

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Fred standing beside our gospel laden table.

I spoke with one dear man

wrestling with the issue of

how a Good God could allow

so much suffering.

Far from an academic discussion, he explained that he’d become an atheist after watching his dear father suffer for almost a year before actually passing away.

He explained that he’d searched for an answer in religion and cults but could only conclude that if there is a god he is very cruel, and thus had embrace the world view that there is no god, that people are just animals and when you are dead you are dead!

There's an interesting web site where efforts 
are made to respond to such questions and 
allegations, you'll find this very matter 
discussed at:
http://www.gotquestions.org/is-God-cruel.html

..

I spoke with Him about the reason for man’s suffering, explaining that life had not always been like this, that in fact our troubles are traced back to man’s initial rebellion against the One who made him.

Genesis chapter 3 and verses 17 to 19 say:

17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:“Cursed is the ground for your sake;In toil you shall eat of itAll the days of your life.

18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,

And you shall eat the herb of the field.

19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread

Till you return to the ground,

For out of it you were taken;

For dust you are,

And to dust you shall return.”

Further that God became a man to deliver both mankind and his environment from the  curse imposed to reveal sin.

Matthew chapter 16 and verse 21 is typical of the Bible’s record:

21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

Through His suffering, death and resurrection a change has begun which will conclude in a new World where there is no suffering.

The Book of Revelation, chapter 20 and verses 4 & 5 reveal this:

4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

Words which don’t take away the reality of human suffering, but they do explain it and give hope to all who will believe into Christ, including you!

Bridge to life - it's time you crossed!

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