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Thought for the Day by Dave Howarth (Lead Pastor Holy Cross Church)
Full of the Holy Spirit, (Stephen) gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” Acts 7:55–56
Shall we pray? “Holy Spirit, do the same for us as you did for Stephen. By the eye of faith, let us ‘see’ the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God. Amen.”
As he was being stoned for preaching the gospel, Stephen saw almighty Jesus. He rose for the occasion of Stephen’s greatest challenge. Indeed, Jesus is always caring for us — when we’re aware of it and when we’re not. Yet being aware of it is better by far!
After proclaiming, “It is finished,” Jesus defeated death and ascended to the right hand of our Father. From there, he is always praying for us, ruling over the kings of the earth, and working in all things for our good. All of his enemies are becoming his footstool, as his kingdom advances. Hallelujah!
This pandemic has done a number on some of us. Others of us have been struggling with hard stories long before C-19. May we not think that Jesus ignores us, doesn’t really care, or is disappointed with us. His love is the main thing we can count on in life. So may he fill your gaze and mine.
Let’s pray again: “Holy Spirit, thank you for letting us see Jesus in this moment. No matter if the sky is filled with foreboding, dark clouds; or is mainly cloudless and blue; keep showing us Jesus, and it will be enough. So very amen we pray, in His kind and most-powerful name.”
Can you help Phil?
Can you give me a hand please??
I've got to move all my commentaries and some other books from the vestry to the study at the back of 80 Holmes Avenue.
But I shouldn't really be carrying them (I've done something unpleasant to my hernia repair).
Could you give me a hand at 2.00pm on Saturday 13th June? With a few of us, it shouldn't take long.
Ideally bring a box with you that's easy to carry. And yes we can do it while socially distancing; so we will!
If you can help, could you send me an email? (email@example.com) I don't want loads more to come than needed...
This isn't just for the men!
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