Sunday Thought – 19.05.24

This weekend, the Formula 1 world remembers 30 years since the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna in the Imola Grand Prix, two drivers who gave everything for their sport which sadly resulted in their untimely deaths. They have a legacy in the improved safety systems that were developed as a result of their accidents and Senna’s name in particular lives on as one of the greats of motorsport. But thirty years on, what did their deaths really achieve? Will their names still be talked about in two thousand years time?

Someone who is still remembered almost two thousand years after his death is Jesus. He didn’t die because of some unfortunate accident but for the divinely-inspired purpose for his life. Christians believe that Jesus chose to give his life and take the punishment for the sin of others, of every individual ever born, in order to save them from eternal death.

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

NIV, 2 Corinthians 5:21

Today, are you remembering the death of a man who died for his sport or who died for others?

Prayer Points for the Week:

  • Pray for those who have been affected in whatever way by the loss of reliable drinking water in Devon.
  • Pray for the people in Brazil who have lost homes and/or family members to the severe floods ongoing there.
  • Please pray for the situations in Ukraine and the Middle East. For peace; for aid to get through to those in need; for those mourning the loss of loved ones.