I subscribe on my computer to a verse a day with YouVersion (an on line Bible) – its brilliant, and you can get as much or little interaction as you want. If you want to read the Bible in a year you can sign up for a plan and it will help you achieve your goal. If you want it on your phone or tablet you can do that as well. Of course what it doesn’t tell you is what it all means. The readings today tell us that the way we expect to see God can be different to how we did before. No way did the Israelties see Jesus coming in the way he did! But God is a creator God, and loves new things; new ways of bringing us to see Him in all his compassionate glory. And so I’m excited by that, excited that as we move towards Easter we can see God doing a new things – that there is new life, and that God’s Spirit is moving.
Over the next few weeks there’s lots of things you can do to take time and listen for God – whether its by going to Easter camp, a day retreat, evensong at the cathedral or sitting in a Reserve and reading the Bible, or even giving a fairtrade Easter egg to someone explaining why its important.
I would also encourage you to think about coming on a journey from Palm Sunday to the Maundy Thursday service at the Presbyterian church and then our Good Friday service at St Augustine’s to the celebration on Easter Day. All are an opportunity to think again about the way that Jesus served and was sacrificed to give us new life, hope and optimism.
Today’s verse for the day was this;
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no-one can fathom.
As you listen remember that this Creator God loves you, and He is saying ‘behold I do a new thing’.