On behalf of the Churches on the Peninsula can I pray that all the many readers and contributors to Peninsula Times have a happy and blessed 2010? As with every New Year there is a sense of turning over a new leaf, a fresh start, a new beginning.  (The reality is that 1st January is just another new day – although for some, one with tiredness and a headache from having stayed up and partied too hard!)As Christians we believe that everyone is entitled to a new start in life – this comes through a relationship with Jesus who came to earth (yes, we celebrated that at Christmas) and died for us (we’ll remember that at Easter). Amazingly, God’s plan is to give us life in all its fullness.  But as with all gifts, we have to receive and enjoy.  (I wonder how many Christmas presents are already on the top shelf gathering dust as “unwanted”?  Or did I see them on Ebay?)
If you want to find out more about the life Jesus offers us then there is likely to be a church near you that would love to help you explore how you can start afresh, irrespective of how messed up the past has been.  Details of the churches are below.  Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to get in touch and begin enjoying the life God has for you?