Weather forecasts have been a vital resource in recent weeks here in the UK - warning us to prepare for extreme weather conditions - helping us to plan journeys - several times we were advised to stay at home in all but emergencies. So bad was the weather, that many rural communities were isolated, unable to receive even basic supplies, and the thaw itself was a mixed blessing when pipes burst and power lines were cut.
Thoughts of neighbourliness seemed significant, especially reading and hearing the messages in the media. Acts of kindness often went beyond the call of duty, in helping people who became housebound. My thought for the day was prompted by hearing of the ways in which people rallied round to care for their neighbours.
As a Bible reader I jumped to the most famous story or parable of Jesus, namely The Good Samaritan; although this was told around 2000 years ago, it is as relevant today as it was then.
Scripture states the Most High rules in the kingdom of men [Daniel4:17] declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times the things that are not yet done [Isaiah 46:10], so we should expect its pages to reveal detailed foreknowledge of World Events, and this has proven to be the case - for example, Bible students as far back as Joseph Mede [1586-1639] and Sir Isaac Newton [1643-1727] wrote that the rebirth of the nation of Israel was foretold in the writings of the Hebrew prophets.
We believe that the Bible is God’s word, given to us as the key to real happiness, not just now, but for ever. It is the Word of Life: an invitation to everlasting life and citizenship of God’s Kingdom on this earth.
To understand the Bible’s message and enjoy the benefits, we have to read it for ourselves, so the entire King James Version is built into this website, with a reading plan that works through the Bible in three short portions each day, completing the Old Testament once, and the New Testament twice, each year.