In this twenty-first century, with all our modern labour saving high-tech appliances, the aid of computers and so many things demanded and available at the touch of a button, life seems to be ever more pressured and hurried. Walk down any street and you will see half the people, especially the young, with a phone pressed to their ear. Why the need for all this urgent communication? The whole pace of life has stepped up a gear in the last twenty years, and change, the unexpected, and a general lack of calm is now the order of the day.
I have been reflecting on this, and by contrast, the unchangeable nature of God and his utter dependability. Because we are part of our modern society, it is all too easy for us to be swept along with the tide of rapid change and to forget that we are called to be ‘changed by the renewing of our mind’, and to become more and more Christ-like.
Like many other Christian charitable organisations, CTA has to face the challenge of operating in a world which is becoming increasingly secular in outlook. We depend all the more on you as a supporter of CTA spreading the word about the excellent videos and DVDs that we produce. Perhaps you might consider showing some in your church or home group, and encouraging others to give them to friends and neighbours as a means of outreach. There is a huge range of titles available, something suitable for almost every situation.
We cannot help being a part of the current generation, but we can all help point people to the one true source of peace.
‘Through all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
my heart and tongue employ.
The hosts of God encamp around
The dwellings of the just;
Deliv’rance he affords to all
Who on his succour trust’
(George Thomas Smart, based on Psalm 34)
David Gee, Chairman of trustees