Reverend Sheelagh’s Thought for the Week: November 18, 2015
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
The Book of Revelation frightens many of us. In it John speaks of many things that seem bizarre and nightmarish, more aligned with the apocalyptic writers that the homespun Gospel writers. Yet much of our popular entertainment is very dark. Movies like The Hunger Games; the Twilight series and the whole zombie culture provide us with images no less frightening than the four horsemen of the Book of Revelation. I wonder what it is about our time that lends itself to the dark themes of death, disease, and devastation. As we enter the season of waiting for the in-breaking of the light of Christ into our shadowed world, let us listen intently for the messages of God’s love for us all; messages of justice; messages of hope. And, struggle as it sometimes is, let us trust in Him and not be afraid! + Continue reading