What I would like to share with you this month is what I believe the Christian response to the outcome of the referendum should be. I think that, as Christians, our response should be two fold.
Firstly – We need to pray, then pray and then pray some more. For those of you who are on Facebook and have liked the Church Facebook page, you will be aware that I called upon all parishioners to pray for this nation. This is not because of panic, or uneasy feeling, but because the Bible challenges us to. The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy - “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1st Timothy 2:1-4).
Secondly – As we think about the future and what it may bring, we must try not to worry. I know that this is much easier said than done, but none the less, we must learn to trust fully in the God of the future. Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount - “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?... But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:25+33-34).
So in response to this we need to fully place our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord of our lives. He holds your future and mine firmly in His hands. Also pray for all the political leaders that they will have wisdom, sense, compassion, conviction and be guided fully by the Holy Spirit.
O High King of Heaven, have mercy on our Land,
revive your Church, send the Holy Spirit
for the sake of the Children. In Jesus’ name. Amen.