Australia day is officially January 26. The shops are ready with the merchandise, some T shirts have already been withdrawn due to cultural insensitivity & the Aboriginal peoples belonging to this land long before white settlement.
In this often sun burnt land with long hot summers (usually) it will also be an opportunity for a long (3 day) weekend with a public holiday on the Monday, a time to reflect & celebrate who or what we are as a people within a nation & as a nation among nations.
For many years now Australia has had a Lambassador who speaks on behalf of the Meat & livestock trade in the build up to Australia day & the land of the long smoky BBQ cloud. Basically…with an air humour, if you consider yourself Australian then you should be eating lamb.
Many local churches will run posters regarding the lamb, out front of the church building to create Gospel interest & awareness. At this time of year the poster is as follows….
According to Scripture, this lamb is to die for & is better than life itself. This is not an over statement of exaggeration like many adds but recognises that life without God is no life at all when all is said & done. John the Baptist recognised who Jesus was & eventually died for him. John was a man of words, faith & action…John 1:29…how about us.
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry
and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power
and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. Psalm 63: 1-3
Sons of Korah / Psalm 63