Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Renewal of the Church
V 1-2 I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem.
The Jewish people probably sang Psalms 120 when they were travelling out of foreign lands towards Jerusalem. They sang Psalms 121 when they got a glimpse of Jerusalem in the distance. As they sang Psalms 122, they were standing inside the walls of the Holy City praying for peace.
Psalm 122 still remains relevant for us today. As members of Christ’s body, the church, we are looking for the moment when we will enter the New Jerusalem. And as believers waiting for the New Jerusalem, we are to do just as what the Jewish people did- pray for unity and peace.
Christ prayed for peace and oneness. “All mine are yours and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one”.
We can fulfill HIS prayer for unity by recognizing that we are all united in HIS body, and unity is demonstrated to us by the fact that t Jesus Christ is one with the Father. Let us pray that the church remains united as we march towards the New Jerusalem.
Lord, renew us and renew our church. Help us to remain united in our spiritual march towards the New Jerusalem
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Unity in the church will not happen if members have unforgiving hearts.
- Thom S. Rainer
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church