Daily Worship

Take heart

March 13, 2021 1
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John 14: 1-7 (NRSVA)

1 ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way to the place where I am going.’ 5 Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?’ 6 Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.’

Do not let your hearts be troubled
‘But Lord we are so scared’
There is room for you beloved.

These foundations come from rubble.
‘But Lord, will we be spared?’
Do not let your hearts be troubled.

An architectural puzzle? 
‘But Lord, is it prepared?’
There is room for you beloved.

I will go through storm and tumult,
‘But Lord, we don’t know where.’
Do not let your hearts be troubled.

The way, the truth, life — uncovered
‘But Lord, we have not dared…’
There is room for you beloved.

My Father’s house so discovered
‘But Lord, our wits are teared’
Do not let your hearts be troubled
There is room for you beloved.

PRAYER:

With You
we take heart
this day
and all days
Amen.

Lent Prompt

Reflect — What are the troubles in your heart that you can hand over to Jesus’s loving care?