Some musings from King’s Mill

Monday 10 August 2020

Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Esther 4 v 14b

Over the past few months I have been doing some posts on face book
for the staff at the hospital. I had been asked to be part of the supportive network as that is what we are about.
The psychology service was only getting a few likes and people were
not accessing the support which was offered. So Edith and the chaplaincy team became more visible.
I was doing some thinking out loud on face book reflecting on what was
happening and where some resources were for support. I now have a
following of some 1-200 people who keep saying I like your posts. I
shared the biblical reflection of the day, I shared how I felt after the
death of my mum and I shared about how it feels to wear a mask and
hide yourself in it.
But the most important person I have shared is Jesus. This Jesus who
shared how to pray with us, Our Father he said, bringing things to the
personal. Patients feel isolated and abandoned and we come along
offering hope and reassurance that families have not forgotten them,
nor abandoned them. The Jesus I share said on a cross, my God, my
God why have you abandoned me… knowing that he was doing his Father’s will and had the assurance that all will be well and all manner of
things will be well.
I share the Jesus who says your kingdom come, your will be done on
earth as in heaven… so like I say to the staff, take care and stay safe,
until we meet again.

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 1 Corinthians 12:14-27 Esther 4:9-14

Before we can pray, "Lord, Thy Kingdom come," we must be willing to pray, "My Kingdom go.”

Alan Redpath
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