Explore the ‘Wonders of Life’ - Lent Reflection week 6

JPCT 08-01-13 S13020700X Julie Andrews - Our Church, outside St Mary's Thakeham -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 08-01-13 S13020700X Julie Andrews - Our Church, outside St Mary's Thakeham -photo by Steve Cobb
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The ‘Wonders of Life’ television series presented by Prof Brian Cox are both beautiful and interesting, however the way we understand nature and life is determined by our worldview.

I see each of the amazing creatures in this world through spiritual eyes. I believe God created each one perfect and beautiful in the differing environments He has placed them.

When man, the pinnacle of God’s creation chose to separate themselves from God, they ceased to automatically know Him spiritually. This decision even had an effect on the animal kingdom.

Because of Jesus and His sacrifice and victory on the Cross and at His Resurrection, He reversed the separation that took place for those who receive it. We then have a renewed spiritual nature and this is the message of Easter.

However intelligent we are, unless man is prepared to recognise we are spiritual as well as body and mind, we miss out on seeing the whole picture.

I would urge you not to disregard this part of the human personage and not to dismiss God.

I challenge anyone to investigate man’s spiritual nature.

Our response to and discovery of the life we have been given is important. We should do our best with all the gifts and abilities we have.

Yet life is not just for an average three score years and ten, but goes on into another eternal realm.

I have a sure and certain hope that a relationship with my Creator brings life beyond anything that can be perceived by our known five senses.

It is also our responsibility to make this discovery.

Seek diligently and you will find.

Julie Andrews