To infinity and beyond

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If you are going away this month, may I take this opportunity to wish you safe traveling and an enjoyable time while you are away. Even if you’re not going away, because you can’t get away or because you’ve already been away, or you’re waiting until the children are back at school, you may notice that life has a different pace. Will you have time to reflect? A time to review what God has achieved in your life over the last year? As the hymn writer said, “Count your blessings, name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”

Some of you will have no difficulty in doing that, because significant events will have occurred or because you make that sort of review a part of your regular devotions. For some it may be planning for the new academic year, for the new job, for fitting your life around increasing physical infirmity, (or should that be the other way round?)

Whatever you do and however you do it I hope you will make an opportunity to reflect on God and to acknowledge, as Solomon did, that “The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you.” “Have we made our God to small?” Of course we have, but we need a size that we can comprehend. We need a sense of scale, but God’s bigger than that. Astronomers measure interstellar distances in “parsecs” as light years are too short. We need to upscale our image of God. Not from 1:63360 or even 1:10,000,000 but 1:Infinity…

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