Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
How do we respond to the challenges that the ways of the world?
“The divine kingdom … can never fight for its “vital interests”, because by fighting it betrays them. … The Church may not fight, nor use for its defence or extension any other method than the lifting up of its King that He may draw all men unto him.”
On a day when many will be asking “Why?” we look at the Book of Job’s answers to both find comfort but also be better equipped to care for others.
O God, creator of all things, help us to trust you in the midst of the changes and chances of this fleeting world, and equip us to comfort those who suffer, following the example of Christ Jesus who fully entered into our pain and suffering, and now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.