Monthly Archives: May 2017

Reconciliation Week

This week is Reconciliation Week. It coincides with the 20th anniversary of the ‘Bringing Them Home Stolen Generation’ report; 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were counted as Australian Citizens, and 25th anniversary of the High Court Mabo case which declared Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders the Traditional Owners of the land.

As Christians who know the reconciliation of God in Jesus, let’s have the humility and compassion to listen to the experiences of Indigenous Australians, pray for true reconciliation through Jesus in our country, and share Jesus –the greatest gift we have.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.

I am the bread of life

Jesus makes the astonishing promise that whoever comes to him will never go hungry and whoever believes in him will never be thirsty.

Incredibly, he feeds 5000 men with 5 bread loaves and 2 fish as a sign to this.

Of course, he doesn’t merely mean physical hunger and thirst. Far greater, he means all our desires, needs, dreams and longings in life will be satisfied in him. He is life.

God’s desire is for us to be satisfied only in Jesus, so that we may have eternal life.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.

As a Mother Comforts

How fitting that today -Mother’s Day- we see an image of a mother comforting her child, nursing, carrying on arm, and bouncing a newborn on her knees.

This is the picture Isaiah (66) gives of the child that will come from Jerusalem. It’s the people of God, whose salvation will come from Jerusalem.

From all around the world, God will gather his people to be comforted, nursed, and drink deeply from his abundance. At the sight of this great gathering, your heart will rejoice.

Why does Isaiah give us this image? He wants us to be part of it, and to be part of his world-wide mission to gather more people to come see his glory.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.

Be glad and rejoice forever

It’s hard to imagine how good heaven will be.

In Isaiah 65, we are told it will be so different to this world that we won’t remember this world.

We will be glad and rejoice forever.

God will delight in us in heaven.

There will be no more weeping and crying.

Life will never be tragically cut short again.

We will be in perfect fellowship with God.

There will be peace between all.

The work of Satan, in bringing sin and death into the creation, will finally be undone.

Let’s be glad and rejoice now, and invite many along with us through faith in Jesus Christ.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.