I’ve recently been reading books on explorers. They are some impressive people. They enhanced human knowledge by exploring unknown places. They tested themselves to the limits. There is a lot to admire.

They are also quite sad.

These explorers were often far more concerned with the looking, than the finding. They were often dissatisfied – always moving onto the next thing. They gave up their families and sometimes their lives, often never finding what they were looking for.

The explore courses our church runs termly are not like this. Thanks to God, what we seek, what we need, can be found.

We all need our eyes opened to see the same great truth – Jesus is Lord.

In Jesus, God can be found. Because God reveals himself to us, in Jesus. He promises in Matthew 7:7 that if we: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

God’s promises all find their ‘yes’ in Christ.

This year, in our explore courses, people have read about Jesus for the first time. They have brought big questions and have seen what God himself has to say in his word.  

One recent participant said to me ‘This has changed what I thought Christianity was, how come more people don’t know this?’ A great question.

Please pray that many in the Illawarra who are searching, those for whom ‘something’ is missing, will come and find the peace and hope that Jesus gives.

Please come and invite a friend along with you.

Although we’ve found the North Pole and been to the moon. We are all exploring what life means. We want to know what purpose there is, why things are the way they are, what hope we have in this life or the next. Only Jesus has answers.

People have already met Jesus in our explore courses, and in God’s mercy we pray that many more still will.

Let’s get people there, because where else has anyone to go when God alone has words of eternal life.

Mitch Walker | Community Pastor