Daily Worship

Thresholds…

November 04, 2021 0
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Psalm 24 (NIVUK)

1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters.

3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not trust in an idol
    or swear by a false god.

5 They will receive blessing from the Lord
    and vindication from God their Saviour.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face, God of Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, you gates;
    be lifted up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty,
    the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, you gates;
    lift them up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord Almighty –
    he is the King of glory.

 

This week we have thought about the small moments, the unsought for moments where God’s grace literally breaks in and surprises us. Where we are suddenly caught off guard and God’s Kingdom reveals itself to us in the shape of a person, or in the cracks of our brokenness, sometimes in the loving action towards others or the more obvious signs and symbols of our faith. But sometimes, we’re drawn, curiosity piqued, to threshold moments where we encounter the Kingdom and make the decision to get involved, and we open the door and let God in!

Maybe it’s a moment when we’re at the end of our tether, only after we’ve exhausted all other avenues that we turn to the King…

Or maybe not…

Perhaps it’s in the face of adventure…

In response to a call…

But whatever prompts us into the liminal space

We open the door wide and step over the threshold…

 

PRAYER:

 

Whatever way we step through Lord,

Thank you that when that handle turns and that hinge creaks…

That you are there on the other side,

Bidding us forward

Encouraging us to trust you,

Strengthening us in faith,

And inspiring us with your vision for our future…

Amen.