Ten years ago we had Steve Jobs, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have no jobs, no cash and no hope… Please don’t let Kevin Bacon die!
What can be worse than no jobs, no cash and no hope? How about 7.6 million unborn children aborted since 1967 in the UK. Or the way the political and cultural “elite” have made gay marriage an issue on which “no dissent can be brooked”. Or that last month 170 people needed a food parcel in King’s Lynn. Or that this week a religious extremist beheaded a soldier on a London street. What has our nation come to?
At least three things give me great hope that our nation can be changed.
1) Look for the helpers – the lady who prayed over the dead soldier and the cub scout leader who tried to stall the extremist from committing more atrocity by talking him down. Wherever there is evil, there is good helping and overcoming. The Bible tells us that “where sin abounds, grace abound more.”
2) A church in South Wales is experiencing an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that has seen 300 become Christians and numerous verifiable hearings in the last month. We are praying for the same to happen here in Lynn too.
3) Churches can’t give out jobs or cash, but Jesus Christ gives a hope that is sure and certain. And bacon too – more than one local church has regular bacon butty Sundays. What better way to start your Sunday than a bacon butty and worshipping Jesus who changes lives and fills us with love and power to change a sin-sick world for good.