From the Editor

From the Editor

From the Editor

Dear Friends

I would like to thank the many people who have written to us
with messages of condolence and support. It is very special to know that the
family of God cares and prays for those dealing with pain. The God of all
comfort has visited us.

A challenging passage from Matthew 5:44-45, "But I say unto
you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good for them that hate
you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you; That you
may be the children of your Father which is in Heaven; for He maketh His sun to
rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust".

Did you know that it takes a supernatural love to put this
challenge into practise?

Someone exhorted me recently to 'Walk worthy of the
vocation God has called me to'. It's a good exhortation, but difficult. I
can only do that if I stop listening to 'all the voices' and listen to the
still small voice -– who leads and does not drive! As you know there is no
shortage of grandstand commentary in the Christian walk, and then there is God's
voice. Walking worthy of the vocation God has for 'YOU' is the same. You may
have become reliant on hearing God's voice 'through others', or through
peer group pressure -– it may be time to hear directly from Him.

In this edition we apologise for the absence of some of our
regular writers -– work and family pressures have made their contributions
impossible. It's always nice to receive the delightful insights of George and
Eileen Anderson. We have a real backlog of 'letters to the editor', and a
shortage of space. Please keep writing, we'll cover main issues raised and as
many questions as we can. We trust you enjoy this month's Omega Times.

Andrew Smith

PS. I saw a sign in a Workingman's club, "Don't thump
the machine -– look for an attendant".