Have you ever had to go and see someone more powerful than you? Perhaps the Head Teacher at school? Or a boss at work? It can be an intimidating experience, whether you are getting into trouble or asking for a pay rise, and it can take time to summon up the courage to knock on that foreboding door.
Do we feel intimidated when we approach God? Do we look around us at the power of wind and wave and think, “my needs are too small”? Who am I to ask the Creator of the whole universe for the strength to continue and a blessing of peace in my heart?
Well, the answer given time and again throughout Scripture is that you are that same Creator’s beloved child: God knew you before you were born, and God knows the number of hairs on your head. You are precious in God’s sight.
Glorious and Mighty God,
I feel small in comparison to the glory of the glens,
the magnitude of the stars,
the turbulent depths of the oceans;
I feel small and insignificant in the expanse of time and space,
Yet I know, through the coming of Christ,
that you love me beyond measure.
Give me the strength I need to journey in your presence this day
and bless all your people with the peace which passes understanding, Amen.
10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as king for ever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!