‘But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you…’ (John 14:26)
This coming Sunday, and for the foreseeable future, we are not able to come together in fellowship to worship and like everyone of you I will miss that so much. Yet whilst we might not be able to meet as we usually do, as believers we are united in fellowship through God’s Spirit and we can still set aside time on Sunday to come before God as one. To pray for one another, our community, our nation, for all our doctors, nurses, paramedics and health workers and others who are working so tirelessly at this time, and indeed for all who are anxious or fearful over all that is going on. Particularly so on this Sunday as our Moderator has joined with other Church Leaders in calling for a National Day of Prayer.
Through the Holy Spirit God is there to comfort, encourage, uplift and support us every day and today more than ever we need to know these things in our life. So I would encourage you all to set aside some time on Sunday – between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm – to come before God, to ask for His Spirit’s presence and comfort in our lives and in the lives of all who need Him most at this time. Also, to join with others in prayer at 7.00pm, the time set aside for national prayer.
And don’t forget that we are here for you and will endeavour to help in any way we can.
Lord, in these difficult and uncertain days help us to allow Your Spirit to guide, comfort and uphold us. Help us also to hold on to Your love and to look to share it wherever and whenever we can, to the glory and honour of Your name. Amen