WELCOME

“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city into which I have carried you”

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Welcoming You Back

We are slowly beginning to re-open some of our activities. If you would like any information regarding activities please don't hesitate to contact Jo at info@mbch.co.uk for full details.

In the meantime, we will continue to offer our 'Sunrise' daily reflection so please do continue to check back each day, for a short encouragement.

God Bless,

MBCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Matrix"

One of the film releases over the Christmas holiday was Matrix Resurrections, the 4th in the series of films about “The Matrix”. For those who have not seen it, the film is about a future world where people are held by machines to be used like batteries but are in a dream like state that makes them think that they are living a normal life. This “life” is really a computer managed world that is known as The Matrix. Some people have managed to escape this illusion and are desperately fighting the machines so they can release all the other people. The people are driven by the hope of finding “The One” who will be able to defeat the machines. It turns out that there have been many versions of this illusionary world and this is another attempt to free themselves and the human race from the control of the machines.

I am hoping to see the 4th film this weekend, so I will see where they take the story next!

There have been a number of articles associating The Matrix with different religions and there are many references to these throughout the films.

The underlying hope of the people in someone who can save them draws obvious comparison with Christianity. But there are key differences as this story is about hope in another human, albeit with “special powers”.

Our hope as Christians is not in a person but in the love of God and the forgiveness we have through Jesus.

Our hope does not require us to help our Saviour to achieve the goal, He has already done it.

Jesus is our Saviour, he is God, the Son, who gave himself for us. He is the real ‘One’ We just need to put our trust and have faith in Him and live our lives according to His teachings with the strength that He gives us.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit – Romans 15:13

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