Positive contact

November 13, 2020

“As you have been identified as a contact of someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19, you are under a legal obligation to self-isolate from now until…”. As soon as the text arrived my mind start rushing through all the things I should have done to prepare for potentially spending the next two weeks at home.

People who have near death experiences often say a similar thing. As their life flashes before them they think of all the things they haven’t done but wanted to do. All the things they should have done but never got around to.

Is this the fate that awaits us all? That at the end of our lives we are to be judged for all our mistakes and all our regrets?

The Christian message is one of hope. It tells us that we have all tested positive for grace and that if we turn to Jesus, he will both redeem our mistakes and turn our regrets into joy.

For hope, turn to Jesus.

Gavin Henderson info@because.uk.com

Kangaroo Island

January 17, 2020

In the news this week there were distressing pictures of the destruction wrought by bushfires on Kangaroo Island in Southern Australia. The fires are not just a threat to human life – there are fears that the fires could lead to the extinction of several native animals unique to Australia.

Kangaroo Island has been described as a kind of Noah’s ark for many animals because it has not been affected by many of the deadly diseases and invading species that plague mainland Australia. For many Christians, the story of Noah’s ark is one they treasure because it tells of God’s desire to save not just humanity, but the rest of his creation as well. In the story God, through Noah, saves two of each kind of animal from an impending flood.

With the severity of the bushfires in Australia having been linked to man-made global warming, maybe it is time we learnt from Noah’s story and did something positive to prevent the ongoing destruction of our beautiful planet.

Gavin Henderson info@because.uk.com

Gavin is an editor at Because