Thursday, 22 May 2008

Time flies by!

The last time I posted was the 7th of May. Just over two weeks ago. It feels like alot of things have happened since then. To us, time makes a difference, we feel different, we have different thoughts due to our experiences. But God is outside of time and is the same in his characteristics as he was two weeks ago. He is still as Gracious, still as loving and still has the same plans for our lives.
Since the last post I have been involved in a concert at the Welsh parliment building with the llantrisant community band, played at a Catholic church with the Cynon Valley junior Brass band and have been to a wedding of two good friends of Carina and I. This weekend brings the Broken Chains festival... The biggest Christian Concert I've ever heard of in the Rhondda valleys! I'm praying that chains of unbelief, ungrace and sin will be broken this weekend.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

I had a conversation this weekend with a park attendant in Grangetown. It was during the Ignite hope weekend that took place in South Wales over the last few days. We were putting on a funday for the community which meant that his day at work was a bit more interesting than usual. He was asking why we were doing what we were doing and I explained that we were a bunch of people from churches of different denominations that wanted to show that Christians actually get involved in communities and make a difference. They don't just stay inside four walls. This sprang into a conversation about his beliefs and therefore mine aswell.

His Father was a preacher and he had studied R.E at A level. He had come to the conclusion that Jesus was a good man and had good morals, even to the point of him reciting a scripture and saying that he tries to follow Jesus' moral standard. However he couldn't believe that Jesus was the Son of God.

My point of view, Jesus' moral standards were so high that in fact he lived a perfect life. An ordinary human being cannot live a perfect life, we need Grace. We can try all we like to live upto Jesus moral standards but we will fail. That's why we need Grace, and the only way we can recieve Grace is through Jesus being exactly who he says he was... God came to Earth to die for our Sin, to take our punishment to make us perfect. The very reason that Jesus could live a perfect Moral life is because He was God in human form. That takes faith to believe.