Home at your fingertips
Home at your fingertips.
So you will probably notice I am not using traditional passages for Lent, I have not been following a particular theme that might make sense to you, but I hope by the time we come to Easter you will have had a chance to see something of a consistent message!! Today’s reading from Hebrews has captured my attention for a couple of reasons today. Many of us are being asked to consider working from home! and in the midst of the concern and unknown working from home sounds great, to be surrounded by things we know, but does that alone bring us peace?
Jesus Greater Than Moses
3 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.
I have asked people in our community to engage in a rhythm of prayer and as we have started there is a range of feelings about this virus and its implications that are coming up already – and you may need to hear this – your feelings are ok to have, they are real, and they impact your life in very real ways!!!!
I believe as disciples of Jesus – how we deal with our feelings is important, where we place our trust, where we find our hope and how we choose to live in this uncertain time is important – Now I do not have it all together, but each day I will try to be a disciple, to look for God, and work there, to be a person who extends hope even when I struggle myself?
So as our passage says ‘fix your thoughts on Jesus’ and use that as a check over the day, we may be in our homes, or still in our work places or schools, but we can in all circumstances bear witness to a God who acts today.
Lets find our selves not locked up in fear or in our homes but in the confidence of Jesus. This is a prophetic call to the world in this day – God is active in the world in your life, in your home and you have an opportunity to notice that and be changed by it- while you are being careful about your health, while you are social distancing, while you are changing routines, while you are living differently!! HAVE confidence in the work of Jesus, and ask yourself a question today – What hopes do I have for today? are they inline with God’s.
I believe this is a bit about letting go of our fears and our grief our misunderstandings, and our confusion and seeking to be transformed and made new!! perhaps today’s image will cast some light on how difficult that can feel, but also about the potential freedom that can come!