Another year’s footy behind us. And yet before the players know it, they will be back in training. A brief break to rest and refresh before getting back in to preparing for the year ahead. Life’s a lot like that. Our Christian lives are a lot like that. We have times of rest which equip us for our times of service. We have times of training, through prayer and reading God’s word and reflecting on His plans and purposes, which prepare us for our day to day Christian lives in working, caring for others, proclaiming the gospel. And we have a coach and guide, a mentor and example who equips, enables and empowers usto His honour and glory.