Something Out Of Nothing:

The ImPossible Miracle

8th-9th October

Weekend Edition

Ever since the world began, no one has been able to open the eyes of someone born blind. If this Man were not from God, He couldn’t have done it.”

John 9:32-33

Only our God can defy the laws of physics and make something from nothing. Think about the story of creation. There was nothing but an empty void and God created this world. There were no animals and God created them. No plants or trees yet God created them. He is our creator. In today’s story we read of a man Jesus healed that was blind from birth. Some commentators go as far to say that this man was actually born without eye balls (although not specifically stated in the text). Yet whatever the situation was, this man could not see, he was blind from birth. Yet as we have mentioned before, nothing is too big for God. Nothing is impossible for God. Sure enough Jesus healed the man born blind and restored his sight. What is interesting is that in Jesus, we see the fullness of God and the very characteristics of a Creator God. Jesus didn’t just heal the man, He gave new eyes. He gave him the ability to see.

Today God also continues to create new things. We were once spiritually blind but have had our sight healed by the power of God’s salvation giving grace. We too have had new eyes created to see things with God’s perspective and how God see things. Let us rejoice that we serve a God who doesn’t just heal broken things but creates new things too….! We are living witness’ as new creations.

New Birth -New Creation

19th -20th December

Weekend Edition

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun. And all of this is a gift from God, who bought us back to Himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to Him.

2 Corinthians 5:17-18

Christmas time is about new beginnings; A time to give, and a time to receive (in the words of Cliff Richard). Yet the greatest gift humanity received was the birth of Jesus Christ. His birth was a new beginning for humanity. It was a new chapter of grace in the history of mankind. A new lease of life for all those lost in darkness and en-slaved in the captivity of sin. It was, as Paul rightly says, a ‘gift from God’. Salvation is a gift. A free gift that only needs accepting.

Yet once we accept this gift, our old lifestyles, habits, and decisions change to someone who is living not for themselves but for Jesus Christ. When Jesus enters our hearts, our desires change from living to please ourselves, to living to please Him. To put it plainly – we are spiritually re-born, or better still, we are spiritually awakened (once dead in our sins but now alive in Christ!).

Because of our new birth we are ambassadors for Jesus, telling as many people as we can about His goodness and reconciling people back Him. Let us not forget, that Jesus, the greatest gift, was given to us so that we can live in all that God has for us. If you have been changed by His grace, then share that gift with someone else too… Freely you have received, freely you shall give!