Are any of you worried? Concerned? Anxious?
If so, church… then I’ve stumbled upon the prayer for you. I pray these words — inspired by Jesus’ own words in the Sermon on the Mount (see Matthew 6)– are as much a blessing for you today as they were for me.
Worriers of the world, unite!
Bring your cares and concerns,
your anxieties and greatest fears!
Bring those things that make you toss on your beds,
or that tie your stomach in knots!
Bring your torments!
Bring your misgivings!
Bring your troubles,
and everything you dread!
Heap them in huge mountains of distress,
at the feet of the living God.
Watch and see if God is faithful in all things.
Look at the birds of the air! Our heavenly Father feeds them. Consider the lilies of the field! God clothes them in glory that exceeds Solomon’s finest.
Are you not more valuable than birds? Will not God care more for you than for grass? You of little faith, let your worries go! Strive first for the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well!
(Robert D. Ingram, Worship & Song, 58)
I’ll be honest, church… I may need to put a sticky note on that particular page of my prayer book.
I’ll want to find that prayer again the next time I’m tossing and turning, the next time my stomach is tied in knots.
We’re in a pandemic, after all…
I think it’s safe to say that moment will come again.
As you shine your light, may you remember:
Our God is bigger than coronavirus.
Our vision is bigger than coronavirus, too.
We are people blessing people.
We are Wesley Church.
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