The massive sandstone monolith in central Australia, known as Uluru or Ayers Rock, is sacred to the Aboriginal people and is one of the nation’s most recognisable natural landmarks. One of its amazing features is the way in which it appears to change colour at different times of the day and year, most notably at dawn and sunset. Sunrise at Uluru sees the terracotta-coloured surface gradually bathed in flaming red. During the afternoon, it turns a brilliant yellow. Late afternoon and at dusk, with tourists gazing and cameras clicking, the sun sets it ablaze in a deep orange glow. At night, Ulu-ru stands as a black mound in the stillness of the desert. When rain falls, the rock acquires a silver-grey appearance, streaked with black algae. The rock is alive! With variations in light and the changing moods of Uluru, the rock is a magnet to tourists and HAS tantalised people for centuries.

The Gospels present Jesus in a variety of different lights. He makes bold statements and adopts different images to reveal new facets of his character and his calling. Jesus is like a beautiful rock that is continually changing. We turn and take another look and he has changed.

God calls us to enjoy a friendship with him that is vibrant and changing, a relationship of growth and challenge. Express your yearning to God that you might discover yet another facet of his Son, the Saviour who loves you.

Rev. Gordon