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Holding Fast and Standing Firm

Rev. Robert Griffith (Minister of the Word in NSW) provides his personal reflection on what has happened and is happening within the Uniting Church, and an encouragement in these challenging times. Robert outlines how in seeking 'solace in the Scriptures and to hear from God for this next season of ministry, the Spirit led me to a number of Paul’s letters and to the book of Hebrews. Two phrases kept leaping off the page as my spirit was fortified and harnessed for the road ahead. They formed a constant refrain through those letters: ‘hold fast’ and ‘stand firm.’ Neither of these things can be done in private or in silence. Both of these exhortations require us to take up our position and make it clear to all where we stand and why we must hold fast and stand firm until the Lord tells us otherwise. So, brothers and sisters, here I stand:'