“Let us encourage one another..”
Good morning, here is this weeks Midweek Meditation if you would like to take a few minutes to sit and listen to it. I hope you are all managing to keep safe and warm. Take care and God bless. Iain
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Good morning –
How are you today ?
I hope you are managing to cope with this latest Lockdown – it looks like it’s set to continue for some time yet…I’m afraid…
Being locked down – or is it ‘locked up!?’
is bad enough but if there are a few of you in the household – we can might get on each others’ nerves, or rub each other up the wrong way, and tensions can rise.
But being alone, seeing no-one all day, everyday can be tough too.
Just imagine if you are both elderly and poorly – as well as being isolated – that IS tough!
Of course there are many who don’t have to imagine what that’s like, for them it is an everyday reality.
Being isolated goes against our very nature – we are social creatures and crave the company and interaction of others. Well, most of us do.
God created us to live in community with each other, mutually dependent and supporting each other.
Just like the parts of the human body – all different but all important and necessary to make the whole body work.
God tells us in 1st Corinthians that “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many different parts, they form one body”
(1st Corinthians 12 : 12).
We are all different, but we form one society – working together, helping each other, looking out for each other – for the good of us all.
More so in these times.
1st Thessalonians 5 : 11 tells us ~
“Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up…”
Many of you are already helping others in some way, and that’s exactly what God wants us to do.
But there are many, for whatever reason, who are not able to physically help others – but you can still play an important part – by Praying.
And we can all do that at this time of self isolation…
There are so many in the world who need your prayers.
Why not set up a daily Prayer routine, praying for individuals or a particular group of people, for example – our front line workers, the homeless, the growing number of children living in poverty, the terminally ill and their families – and so many others who need your prayers, now more than ever.
Why not phone your friends and ask them to pray for them too.
Perhaps you and a few friends could form a wee ‘Prayer group’
If you know of someone who is isolated, alone, struggling, then reach out to them – bring them into the fold, call them, ask them how you can help.
We are a family – each and everyone of us are brothers and sisters on this small planet which is spinning in a mind blowingly enormous Universe. If we don’t help – who will?
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds.”
That’s what God wants us to do – to “love thy neighbour” – and I hope and pray that we will. – Amen.
Food for thought for each of us.
Let us pray –
Almighty and all loving God, I thank you for your many blessings to me – so many blessings each day that I take them for granted. Forgive me Father, it’s not that I’m not grateful, rather, in the comings and goings of everyday life seem to occupy my time and my mind.
Help me to be more grateful for all that is good in my life – and help me also, to see the needs of others and make it my business to help whenever and wherever I can.
Bless all those who are struggling at this time, watch over them and remind those who are lonely and feel neglected by society that there are lots of good people doing lots of good things.
Remind them too of your Great Love for them – for each one of us – and all this we ask, is in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Why not remain seated for a wee while and listen to this relaxing music – take a few deep breaths and chill out…………. Think about what you have heard today and think about how you can help someone.
Whether it be by prayer, a phone call or by dropping them a wee note…
Something for us all to think about….
Take care and may God bless you –
and your loved ones.
I hope your week is going well –
and please – keep safe.