Pastor’s Comment

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Kia Ora Church

Hi church family and visitors,

We recently celebrated the 37th birthday for Abundant Life Community Church. So many memories, promises, miracles and provision have been needed and received over those 37 years and God has continued to prove Himself faithful every time. Our birthday celebration included a grazing table ‘feast’, a beautiful picture of the abundant and extravagant love that God has for us, His children. It reminded me that when everyone joins and works together to contribute their (however large or small) part, the end result is often so much more than anyone would have imagined it could be.

So much of the Bible seems to speak of this kind of extravagance – undeserved love lavished on us by a perfect King, grace without measure, unrestrained mercy and kindness. You only need to glance out a window or walk down the street to see the flamboyance of creation – blossoms about to burst open, spring flowers, the bright orange and yellow of citrus fruit – it all speaks to us of our extraordinary miracle working Creator and lover of our souls.

And the biggest thrill I get is to know that this incredible God that we serve is completely undone by us loving Him. What a privilege to serve a King like Jesus!

Song Of Songs 4:9 TPT

For you reach into My heart. With one flash of your eyes I am undone by your love, my beloved, my equal, my bride. You leave Me breathless, I am overcome by merely a glance from your worshipping eyes, for you have stolen My heart. I am held hostage by your love and by the graces of righteousness shining upon you.

How amazing that we can, with our worshipping eyes, reach into the heart of God! And the graces of righteousness that shine upon us are all from Him. That is in itself a miracle, our old lives completely gone, our new lives now being lived as citizens of heaven and temporary residents on earth.

Let’s continue to look for miracles every day – miracles of extravagant provision, miracles of healing, miracles of kindness, miracles of answered prayer, miracles of protection and miracles of the Holy Spirit reaching out and touching people with the life changing power of God.

Mungu awabariki (God bless you all)

Jan

Author: Caroline Fletcher