Revd Christoph Wutscher
As our church building remains closed, our church community is very much open and active in many different shapes and forms. Many thanks to all those who contribute in one way or another, in practical and spiritual ways. Please keep HT in your prayers and thoughts and continue to stay in touch.
Church life may look different at the moment, but we are still called to be Church – living stones built into a spiritual house (as we read in 1 Peter 2.4-5). Our lives are still about seeking a deeper relationship with God by following Christ’s example and by learning to listen to the Spirit speaking in and around us (in what are very much changed circumstances).
At the moment we are like living stones built into a house of which there is no exact floor plan and architectural drawings. We need to trust, that in all the change and limitations we may be facing, there is the Spirit at work, building stone on stone, bound by the mortar of love – perhaps not according to our plans, but according to a divine blueprint based on who we could be in God.
If we should feel overwhelmed by this (or feel that there is nothing for us to contribute), we are asked to look more closely at the living stones making up the fabric of our lives – our life circumstances and relationships; our personality and interests; our prayer life and contributions to our church life – and then to check whether the mortar binding them together could be a bit more loving and a bit more open to God’s Spirit stepping in and building us into a more spiritual house to the glory of God.
Yours in Christ,