8 Apr 2020 • From the Vicar
Each day we will take a look at a sentence from the Lord’s Prayer.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
You are God’s temple and God’s Spirit dwells in you 1 Corinthians 3:16
Originally, the people who observed Lent were new converts to Christianity. Since they were all to be baptised together on Easter Day, Lent formed the final part of their Baptism preparation. The Lent readings included the story of the Transfiguration to show these young Christians that just as the likeness of his Father shone through the humanity of Jesus and transformed him, because the Holy Spirit lives in us and is at work in us, we can also be changed. In his Letters to the Corinthians, Paul uses powerful picture language to help us to understand.
In the Book of Revelation Jesus tells us that he stands at the door and knocks. He is waiting outside the door of our life waiting to be invited in. When his life fills us, he transforms us and his glory shines through us. This is when God’s will is being done on earth and in heaven.
Imagine that, day-to-day, Jesus literally knocks on your front door. You let him into your home, take him on a tour, invite him to take up residence there. How does it feel to have the King of Glory living with you? Can you hand over the keys of your life as well as your home to him? Place a set of keys (any old ones will do) with the Palm Cross, photo/names, battery to remind you that you have invited Jesus to live in your life and home.
Talk to God about your reactions – the things you find difficult as well as the things which seem easier.
‘I ask you Lord to rule over all parts of my life. Help me to let your light shine where ever I go.’