The Bible has many names for God – compassion, loving kindness, mercy; creator, redeemer, sustainer; simply “the one who is”.
God is pictured in the Bible as a loving mother, a generous father, as a wise guide; as one who stills the storm and brings home the lost; as one who heals the sick, gives sight to the blind, and proclaims good news to the poor. The primary name of God is simply “love”. When a great Christian teacher was once asked “what is the limit of God’s love?” the teacher simply replied, “God’s love is without limit!” That lies at the heart of Christian life as we seek to respond to the abundance of God’s love.
We come to know God in many ways – through gathering together for worship and prayer; through reading and reflecting together on the Bible; through our service of others and our own human experiences. The God we know in Jesus Christ is not watching us from a distance but is one who cares profoundly for the whole universe and everything in it. God calls us to share in that compassion and care – working with all people of good will for the common good so that together we may build communities where all can flourish.
You are very welcome to join us on the journey of faith.
Dean of Chelmsford