Make a hot drink, settle into a comfy chair and take some time to read through the following devotion that Pastor Milton has written for you…
You might like to start with this prayer:
God – it is good to spend time with you. Calm my thoughts. Help me to hear you. Thank you for coming into my life in this moment. Amen
FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH!
Read through this verse slowly. Pause and read it again.
Stay with it for a moment. What stands out to you?
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14).
Gaylea and I read this reading this morning as part of our devotion. We read the whole of John chapter 1. The reading reminded us that whilst Gaylea, Abigail and I are unable to return home to Geelong at this time due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, we are not alone.
We are blessed to be able to stay with family members here in Brisbane. We are blessed that we are able to spend extra time with Maria and Harry and family. We are blessed knowing that God’s abiding presence and his grace and mercy continue to be with us no matter what circumstances that we find ourselves in.
We were blessed as we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ once again at Christmas. We look forward to reflecting on the suffering ,death and resurrection of our Lord once again at Easter.
All of this reminds us that the Word made flesh did dwell amongst his people. That the Word made flesh continues to dwell among his people through the Word of God, through the presence of the Holy Spirit and through the gift of faith.
Please be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of separation. We look forward to catching up with you soon.
I would like to thank Pastor James, Marian, layreaders and all who are helping out with our worship services on Sunday whilst we are absent.
Pastor Milton, Gaylea and family.
We thank you heavenly Father for sending your Son Jesus Christ to dwell among us. We thank you that we have seen his glory. We thank you that we live under your grace and truth. We pray for all who are unable to return home due to travel restrictions at this time. We pray for safe travel for those who are returning home after holidays at this time. We pray all these things in Jesus’ name.
Take a moment to add any other prayers that are on your heart.