Colin Dye said in his sermon on Sunday morning that Jesus gives you a satisfied life.  But after a minute or so I thought, ‘No, that’s not true.  Because if, as it says in Revelation, the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy, which always looks forward to the future, how can His followers be satisfied?’  Jesus said, ‘I have a baptism with which I must be baptised, and how I am constrained until it is accomplished’.  So if even He wasn’t satisfied, how can we be?

It’s only thoughts, though.  I am sure there must be some element of paradox involved which, even in spite of all that, means that a Christian is a satisfied person.  (No, I’m not, actually, unless I am really abnormal). Maybe satisfied in some ways but not in others.  I once knew what it was to be absolutely unafraid and confident about death.

Funnily enough, WordPress is featuring a blog on Freshly Pressed that says the Rolling Stones were right.

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