a blog from our pastors and staff
If you grew up in the 80’s and ever went to the Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight, you know where I got the title of this blog. If you never saw this movie, you may have missed a bit of fun, but you are probably better off. It was not a morally upright film.
This weekend, Americans will do a bit of time warping as we jump from 2am to 3am on Saturday night. Twice a year, we warp. Once a year we time warp backwards in time and once we time warp forwards.
As a Christian, I try to warp forward and backward on a regular basis. When we read the scriptures, we try and relive what it must have been like to live during Biblical times. We especially do this at Christmas and Easter. We are in full blown Easter mode at Hillside Church these days. We are looking at prophecy written hundreds of years before Christ, and we see how they were fulfilled in the future (but still our past). This teaches us a lot about the nature of prophecy.
But we are not stopping with jumping around in the past. We are also jumping back and forth between past, present, and future. As Christians, we believe in Christ’s return to Earth. Many pastors are even seeing signs of His return in our current events. While interpretation is difficult work, we take great comfort in knowing where we have been, and where we are going.
We can take great joy from God’s Word when He says “I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Until the day of Christ’s return comes, I invite you to keep doing the time warp. Yeah!
written by Pastor Dan