November 2014 World Church Bulletin

 

"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep." Romans 12:15

 

November is a special time of remembrance. On Sunday 9 November, Remembrance Sunday, Christians all over the world will pause to think of those that they have lost. On Tuesday 11 November people all over the world, regardless of colour or creed will unite together in memory of those affected by conflict. This edition of the Bulletin is also dedicated to remembering.

In Romans 12:15 we can read, "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep." Therefore we call to mind those the media have forgotten- the victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan; those who have lost their homes and livelihoods due to flooding, those suffering from the Ebola virus, and those crying out for democracy.

We also celebrate with AMIPASTOR and the families they have helped, as they see the fruit of their labour; and are reminded by an NMA post-holder in Argentina that decreasing numbers are not always a cause for panic. There are many reasons to remember, but as the poem below states, "We remember because God remembered us, and as we remember, God remembers us".

 

Do you remember?

That time, and place, that moment when…

Do you remember him?

Her…

The pain… The joy… The cries… The cry?

 

I remember. Yes, I remember. 

The place of the skull, the mocking sneers;

I remember he gave… his life...

For me?

I remember the drops of sweat

The drops of blood

The nails… How it finished…

"It is finished"

I remember. Yes, we remember. 

We remember because God remembered us, and as we remember, God remembers us.

©

 

Read the November 2014 News Bulletin here

 

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