Bramhall Baptist Blog May 2020

I have lost count of the number of times that people have said to me that “we are living in unusual times” and “these are strange times”.  And then people tend to fall into conversation, by Zoom of course, on what might the world look like when the Coronavirus no longer dominates and restricts our lives.  How will work be? Will we have holidays this year?  When will we see each other again?


It is worth remembering that the Lord we know is unchanged: Hebrews 13:8 says ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever’.  It is an amazing thought that whatever the change in the world, Jesus Christ does not change.  His promise of salvation and to know God’s love is unchanged.


And during these unusual times almost everyone has felt powerless in the face of a virus that is not understood and we cannot control.   It is the realisation that despite enormous advances in knowledge and understanding, and the ability to do things, we feel powerless and vulnerable.  During the week we reflected during one of the morning times of prayer on God’s great power.              Ephesians 1: 19   ……and his incomparably great power for us who believe.  That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead…                                      


Paul’s prayer was not that God’s power be given to believers but that they should be aware of the power they already possessed in Christ.  We need to understand in these times the greatness of God and place our trust and confidence in Him.


Stephen Burr