Life is a Puzzle!


IN PICKERING MARKET PLACE – Saturday 16th August 14

Are You Puzzled?

Are You Puzzled?

NO NEED TO BE PUZZLED – Jesus is the Solution.

Turn to Him, Trust Him, Take Him at His Word, He soon make sense of your life for you.

John 14:1 (NKJV)

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

 

 

 

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Pickering Market Place from under an umbrella

Pickering Market Place from under an umbrella

No Matter How You Try, There Are Some Things You’ve No Control Over!

The one subject of conversation that you can be sure will come up in these fair isles is our weather, whether we moan, groan or even delight at times, we’ve always got something to talk about!

Though we watch the forecasts or get an app on our phone, we appear to be mere pawns in the drama of high and low pressure and their resulting effects.

A long time ago this was pointed out to Job as evidence of his puny, finite limitations.

Job 38:34 (NKJV) “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that an abundance of water may cover you?

Job 38:37 (NKJV)  Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven?

Our ever changing weather ought to remind us of our limitations, as day after day passes, that our days will also pass!

He who orders our world, determines our days that we might humbly seek His favour, and enter into the wonder of His loving salvation.

Job 40:1–2 (NKJV) Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said:  “Shall the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him? He who rebukes God, let him answer it.”

Psalm 90:12 (NKJV) So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Towns and villages like Pickering should also challenge us to remember that we are finite, and will soon depart to meet our Maker.

Panoramic View

Market Place, Panoramic View

Jesus came to rescue those who are lost, to save those who are perishing, to give everlasting life to all who ask – at last, life now makes sense!

John 10:10 (NKJV) The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

May you become aware of your limitations, transience and fleeting existence – remember you are to meet the Maker and Manager of our weather. He who also holds your life in His hand will one day take you from time to dwell in eternity, Jesus Christ, lived, died and arose that all who believe might enjoy eternal life and escape eternal death. Call on Him today.

Rubbish!


Bin Contents

Litter Bin Contents

 

Observing life from the vantage point of my good news table I was struck today by how much we rely upon those who keep our towns and cities tidy.

People produce junk, rubbish or litter, and so on our streets rubbish bins are appropriately placed. The public have been well trained – are you old enough to remember the ‘Keep Britain Tidy Campaign’ of a previous generation? If you visit Pickering you will notice that it is generally clean and tidy, stand and watch for a minute and you’ll see people dropping their empty bags, bottles etc., into the appropriate receptacle . Closer observation will reveal the local authority worker picking up odds and end from the pavement and taking them away. Pickering is pretty because of this constant attention to detail, one can only imagine how unpleasant a place this would be if all our trash was left unattended!

plastic bottles and other rubbish on the heavily polluted river              or:canstock6411473

 

 

 

I hope you are in agreement so far, but what if I were to say that there’s another kind of rubbish which we create and is piling up around us day and daily? You know what I mean, its often just in our minds – evil thoughts, wicked schemes, careless living – using the resources God has supplied and indifferent to the mess we are making.  Some might be asking, ‘What are you taking about?’ Let’s be clear, if we could see ourselves from God’s perspective, our lives are a mess, just like the rest of mankind. The reason our world is such a mess is standing in your shoes, sitting on your chair, lying on your bed – YOU!

The Bible says:

James 4:1 (NKJV) Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?

For those who can see this, the Good News is that Jesus Christ has lived, died, is risen and ascended to put an end to such strife and its chaos by transforming people from troublemakers into peacemakers – and this includes you, should you desire it.

Romans 5:10 (NKJV) For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Need to know more – just ask – or come and see me – most Saturdays in beautiful Pickering Market Place.

Telling the world how and where people can be cleaned up.

Telling the world how and where people can be cleaned up.