Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Far Off or Fully Present?
Those who are far off shall come and help to build the temple of the Lord; and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.
In Christ you also are built together spiritually, into a dwelling-place for God.
Words of Grace For Today
In these days we can easily experience that many of our loved ones are ‘far off’, even if they are only a few kilometres distant, we may not be able to visit with them. Now we cannot offer to give them a ride to church on Sunday or to the Lenten soup supper and services. One of the gifts given to us in our baptisms is that we are all members of One Body. This is a physical reality. It is also a spiritual oneness that Christ gives to us. No matter how ‘far off’ we may be these days, Christ calls us to be together, physically distant, but socially and spiritually as near as the heart beat in our chests, the dreams in our minds, and the hope that gives us the future completeness of Christ’s 2nd coming already today.