Exam Result Fears & West Ham’s Tears

15 Aug

Given Mr Alastair’s current indisposition I can in his place bring you the first of what may become a series of ‘Guest-Author-Weblog-Posts’. This First post was written especially for AK by Miss Alanna E. Carson of Ballybogey. 



On Thursday the 18th of August 2011, I will receive results that will determine not only what I will be doing for the next three years of my life, but also were I will live, and therefore the people I meet and subsequently the overall experience I will have. Scary stuff. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say it’s hard to keep this type of impending results off your mind.

But there are other things that can easily consume or minds with suspense. For instance upcoming sporting results, whether or not Manchester United will win the Premier League again, or will a superior force such as Swansea Citywin the title.

Whatever it maybe most of us are eagerly waiting for something, the score of a match or the results of an exam, but do these things really matter at all in the long run. If we take a trip 50 years down the time line, will the fact that I got a C in Spanish at GCSE, be relevant to society? Or will the rest of our lives be changed by the fact that West Ham got relegated to the Championship, in 2011?

The Bible tells us of one thing that is not only imminent but also relevant to everyone’s lives, and therefore should constantly be on our minds. Hebrews 10 v28 reads, “So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins for many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for Him.”

Christ is coming. Be waiting for Him.

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