Sunday Service 18th September 2022
Our country feels very troubled. We have lost our Queen and watched the pageantry of her 'lying in state' and then on Monday her funeral. Just before the horror of Jesus' last day of beating and crucifixion he sat with his disciples. We call it the 'Last Supper'. After he had washed their feet in an act of great humility, he then had to tell them that one of their tight band of brothers would betray him and that he would leave them. In verse one of John chapter 14 Jesus says these words of comfort ''Let not your hearts be trouble, believe in God, believe also in me''.
These words have been used at least twice in these days around the Queens passing and many mentions of the Queens faith in the living Jesus. She had found the answer to troubled hearts in her faith. She had asked Jesus to take a central place in her life so that her hand was in his guiding hand as she looked into the future. I sense a feeling of being deeply troubled in much that is happening in our country as we look forward to Monday’s events.
Please pray for folks who live and move around you that they might find the same guiding hand of Jesus in their lives as the Queen knew and that we may show peace and confidence in the way we lead our lives as followers of Jesus.
I offer you this prayer found by Andy Page in the music of John Rutter. Please quietly pray it for yourself and those you love.
Deep peace of this week and the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the gentle night to you
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you
Deep peace of Christ the light of the world to you
Deep peace of Christ to you