7th May 2020

Incredible Captain Tom!

“For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”
Hebrews 2:10 (NKJV)

It was in the news and I saw Captain Tom Moore celebrating his 100th birthday on 30th April 2020. An incredible man with great achievements during his life. Before he turned 100, he raised an enormous amount of £30 millions +, for NHS by fulfilling the challenge to walk 100 laps of about 25 meters in length in his backyard garden. He received more than 150 thousand birthday cards from well wishers from all over the world. A record breaking number that is worth going in the Guinness book of records. This veteran’s birthday was marked by an RAF fly-past in his honour and he was also promoted to the rank of honorary Colonel. He has inspired the whole nation. This indeed was positive and good news at this time of pandemic and panic everywhere. A great phenomenon, a very inspiring example for all of us, and particularly appropriate at this time as Europe celebrates VE Day and the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War 2.

And this brought to my attention another great Captain, Jesus Christ our Lord. As we are reminded in Hebrews 12:2, “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Thus He became author of our salvation according to Hebrews 5:9, which says “And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” It was God the Father, Who sent Him to redeem all mankind as we read in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Many of the achievements of our Saviour are recorded for us to read in the gospels. He has left His steps for us that we walk in them, for He is our perfect example.

Therefore let us live a life of obedience, faith and be a light to others through our good works, which we can achieve through Jesus Christ our Lord who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). For Christ Jesus our Lord Himself has said in John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

Captain Tom will be remembered for a long time for his contribution to NHS, but our Saviour will be remembered throughout all ages for His great contribution to all humanity.

Loving Father, thank You for sending Your Son to save us and give us new life through Him, that we may glorify Your name. I pray and praise You in Jesus’ name.

Study by Natu Moti

About the Author:
Natu Moti is a Deacon in the Birmingham Congregation of Grace Communion International.

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Gracecom Birmingham
All Saints Church
George Road
B23 7QB

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Email: birmingham@gracecom.church

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