Daily Worship

Broader Than Our Vision

January 17, 2015 0 0

Luke 4: 24–27

“Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”

Even as we take this time to pray,
we remember that prayer is a mystery.

Even as we turn to you
we remember that such is the mystery 
we are not sure what we are doing.

We know that we cannot tell you how to run the universe,
we recognise how ridiculous such an idea would be
and yet we confess our frustration that even what seems obviously good and right to us
does not always seem to be the outcome.

So we recall the words of Jesus which remind us
that your purpose is far broader and bigger than even our best ideas.

We recall that your grace and generosity go far beyond the limits of even our best intentions.

So we thank you for the repeated promptings of the scriptures to trust you,
to know that you see the whole of human need,
to stretch our love to include more and more of those you love.