By Steve Adams, Marketing and Communications Manager at CWR
This weekend the mountain’s trembled. As Christian’s across the globe prayed, called out, sought Christ for their communities, so things happened. We’ve valued your partnership in this year’s National Prayer Weekend. You’ve stood with people in 18 nations, across 5 continents, to honour Jesus and bless your neighbours.
There’s a song – History Maker – with lyrics which read: “Did you feel the mountain’s tremble… when the people rose to sing of Jesus Christ the risen one?” We believe that’s what you were part of this weekend and would like to offer our encouragement and thanks for praying.
But, making mountain’s tremble – though a powerful symbol of God’s Spirit moving as we pray – isn’t why we stood as communities and individuals this weekend.
“If I have faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing”, acknowledged the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthains 13.
Whatever Jesus did, however he met you as you prayed, whether mountains did shake, or deep silence filled your prayer times, what matters now is love.
And love is shown as we follow up what we began or developed during the weekend. Love looks like us continuing to pray, investing again in the relationship that was seeded, adding to the new trust that was founded between your church and its community.
Love is what lasts and our prayer at CWR, this week – as it has been this weekend – is that we will all be faithful with what God has done this National Prayer Weekend, what he has placed in our hands to take forward.
God has poured out his love, a love described by Brenan Manning as “the furious longing of God” for all people, and he wants to keep pouring, growing and blessing.
We live in an upside-down kingdom, one with an entry requirement of dying to oneself, one sustained by love. And, this weekend, as we’ve united in mutual love for God, across continents, countries and churches we have planted and watered seeds.
Our shared calling is now to water them….