In the early hours of last Sunday morning, the city of Orlando became the scene of America’s largest ever shooting massacre.
We read with great sadness the accounts of the madness and evil perpetrated by the gunman in the name of his religion.
In the face of tragedies such as this one, or countless other events going on around the world, what hope, what comfort is there to be found?
This Sunday we are commencing a new series in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians; a letter that is more pastoral than theological in its content.
It is a letter than the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians to reassure them of the good news of the gospel and to reassure them of his ongoing love and affection for them as a church.
In the midst of their personal situation, this letter offers us profound comfort and hope; a perspective that goes beyond our momentary afflictions. It speaks of the loving presence of God who comforts us in the middle of our suffering and points us towards our eternal hope.
If you are feeling downhearted and discouraged, come and hear the good news of the gospel afresh.
Come and be reminded that while people might fail us or do unspeakable things, we have a God who always keeps His promises.
We have a loving Father who will never let us down.
– Pastor Jono Smith