The Beginning and the End

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Learning for Life: Resumes in September 
Worship Service: 10:00 am (during summer)

Bulletin: August 26, 2018

NewsletterSummer 2018

ScripturesPsalm 65Revelation 22


Rev. Joel Russell-MacLean

For 2000 years the church has read The Revelation to John with all its startling and complex pictures. There is one constant century after century, one vision that continues to comfort and strengthen Christians.

As our world continues to turn, as time flows on, and we are always changing, it is Jesus who is revealed to we who are moving.

Travellers need a fixed point in order to navigate and so Jesus was lifted up and always remains in view in the present.

“Time past and time future
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.” (Elliot)

Jesus is the beginning and the end. But Jesus is not an abstract concept. Jesus is a being, a person.

Therefore the church’s prayer, the closing word of The Revelation to John, is not “let there be heaven on earth”.

The church’s prayer is, “Come, Lord Jesus.”