#wpcu2020 – DAY 2 SEEK AND SHOW CHRIST’S LIGHT

Day 2 Seek and Show Christ’s Light

  • Acts 27:20

“When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest raged, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.”

  • Psalm 119:105-110
  • Mark 4:35-41

Reflection

TRANSFUSION

I believe another

Not Him.

A cup of bitterness taints my being.

My eyes fail me,

I lose the light

and my life disengages

and halts.

Movement, spied in my darkness

frightens then brings relief.

I am not dying alone

But dying we are.

The battering storm of hope denied,

Will abandon us to fate.

A flicker flecks my blindness

I fall prostrate

As flecks materialise into Him,

My true and tender Father.

Held in His unbreakable arms

I still…

The storm may do its worst.

Slathered in His salve of love

Hope’s transfusion

Gently renews my being

Do not fear the pain

It sings the song of life.

Prayer

Father, Your precious word illumines our steps and without You we remain lost and disorientated.

Holy Spirit, teach us through Your word and each other to travel our Father’s path together, walking gently on Creation.

May each gathering of Your people in churches everywhere crave Your guiding, consoling and transforming presence.

Give us the honesty we need to recognise when we lose or obscure Your light for others.

Give us grace to hold onto You, ready and able to share Your light.

We ask this in the name of Your Son Jesus, who calls us His followers, to be light to the world. Amen.

Questions

  • In what circumstances do I lose sight of God?
  • We prayed that we might walk gently on Creation. What is my responsibility confronted by the storm of climate change?
  • What responsibility do we have as a community to address climate change?

Go and Do

(see www.ctbi.org.uk/goanddo)

Global: Take action by adding your voice to the call to address the climate emergency.

Local: Are your churches involved in the eco-church/ eco-congregations award?

Personal: Individual actions on reducing carbon are not enough to make the difference but together they add up.

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