Foundations and thresholds
Revelation 21: 10-14
The Spirit took control of me, and the angel carried me to the top of a very high mountain. He showed me Jerusalem, the Holy City, coming down out of heaven from God and shining with the glory of God. The city shone like a precious stone, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates and with twelve angels in charge of the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of the people of Israel. There were three gates on each side: three on the east, three on the south, three on the north, and three on the west. The city’s wall was built on twelve foundation stones, on which were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Loving God, there are foundations on which you have asked me to build my life.
Let them be sound, honest and true to your love.
Living Christ, there are thresholds and gateways through which I have travelled.
Give me insight, perspective and wisdom in all of life’s stages.
Eternal Spirit, your breath regenerates and refreshes with unfailing strength.
Whichever way the wind blows, make me anew.
Everlasting trinity of love, may I see you in the pattern of today. Amen.
written by Rev Jayne Scott
[Minister, Culross and Torryburn Parish