By ELIZABETH COOPER
Tuesday 28 July 2020
Keeping all our young people from Church in mind, we continue with the “PRAY THROUGH MAY” initiative.
I enclose the next set of topics for the week 22nd to 28th May.
22nd. Questions 23rd. Action 24th. Peer pressure 25th. Social media 26th. friendships
27th. Exams 28th. Safety
For those who signed up to this initiative, a daily email is sent with a short devotional and thoughts on the day’s chosen word. Enclosed within it is a short video clip with someone’s take on the word for the day. They are all thought provoking and different.
This link below is from Tuesday 19th May when the word to pray about was CHURCH.
Peter Hopper from Youth for Christ communications team filmed his quick thoughts on Church.
It’s worth a listen :
For those of you who find it too fast a rap J here are his words (apart from one even I couldn’t catch – perhaps a colloquialism?) But still have a listen anyway because he expresses his thoughts well.
whether we know it or not, want to be or not, we are the church and the church is us
the covenant signed, sealed and revealed
the strip is designed - home and away - with 3 chords down the front and a cross on the back
We are those that would pursue the presence and experience the power to turn a bus stop into a meeting place and make it a sacred space
For where we are there is the bride with the groom standing proudly alongside
We are a vision of beauty, a masterpiece on display for close inspection
We are an antidote to loneliness
We are the broken body sent to those with broken bodies
We are an imperfect sign pointing to the source of perfection
The one whose hands fix the write offs, the ? sea risky damaged goods
Made perfect in his sight
We are the beneficiaries of the ultimate sacrifice
We are the diversely different, but also the same
United, but stood in different uniforms, spread across to every corner
Made from the fabric of local cut cloth
Called to serve the streets from the inner city to the birds and the leafy locked down gated communities
Called to prop open the door for those with no home to stagger in and find a space in a house for HIS house has many rooms and spaces with many seats, beds and impressive spreads
Space enough for all of us and more
A space, a life and eternity prepared
Called to give or share or lose all so that others might gain what we can’t lose
Nameless ones, identities and reputations left at Golgotha’s wasteland
So we call out into the streets, inviting all the houseless lost ones ‘come to the table’
‘come, eat, so you will never again thirst’
For we are the church and the church is us.