Vision …. what is a vision?
• the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom: the organization had lost its vision and direction.
- a mental image of what the future will or could be like: a vision of retirement.
How many photo’s do you recognize?
iFit, Scope , The Bridge?
Rev. Peter Hancock had a vision which later became The Bridge, and we are here because that came to pass.
Roy Crowne had the vision of HOPE which is now running through the country
But what about some of the other photo’s, where have they been taken …. Selcey Forrest ‘walking in the trees,
We have Scope, Menphys, and Headway Logos, all or of which help people with various disabilities.
The same with Street Pastors, Christians are out in the community, being a listening ear, a helping hand.
What do you think might be the common thread running through them all? Are you getting the idea now?
It doesn’t matter, who we are or what we do in life, we need to have vision to move forward.
Joel 2 verses 12-13; 28-29
A Call to Repentance
12 That is why the LORD says,
“Turn to me now, while there is time.
Give me your hearts.
Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
13 Don’t tear your clothing in your grief,
but tear your hearts instead.”
Return to the LORD your God,
for he is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He is eager to relent and not punish.
The LORD’s Promise of His Spirit
28 “Then, after doing all those things,
I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your old men will dream dreams,
and your young men will see visions.
29 In those days I will pour out my Spirit
even on servants—men and women alike.
The film we have just watched is about vision, amongst other things, bareness that turned into fruitfulness, about a new way of life for those who lived in the despair; It was about commitment and perseverance even though the outcome was unsure.
Do we at The Bridge have a vision to see peoples lives in the future turning into fruitful, fulfilling lives knowing Jesus as their Saviour.
Do we see ourselves as those who can walk along side others in their pain their hurt and despair, bringing God’s light and Glory into bad situations.
What is our vision, for the Bridge today,
Beauty for brokeness?
Hope for despair?
Bread for the children?
Justice, joy, peace?
Shelter for fragile lives?
Cures for their ills?
Work for the craftsman?
Trade for their skills?
Land for the who are dispossessed?
Rights for the weak?
Voices to plead the cause Of those who can’t speak?
I pray that God will help us speak out His vision for Burbage and Hinckley in the coming weeks and months.