The prepared table of the Lord is waiting for me. And where is this table ? In the midst of my fears.
How could this be? It seems that anyone would want to flee as far away from fear as possible to be safe and yet this is exactly where God's table is. And He bids us all to come and dine and be with Him at the table of the three, Father , Son and Holy Spirit . We are invited here to share in the prepared feast.
“Stay with me” , Jesus says, “won’t you stay a while with me.”
Pause and be here awhile in prayer;
Breathe deeply and become aware of God's presence with you and your fears.
See the green grass that surrounds you to nourish your soul . Let all your fears fade away far like vanishing mist.
“Jesus, our shepherd , you have gone before us to make a way through your very suffering and death for us to receive grace and peace in the middle of our fears .
Our hearts are overwhelmed with this gift of sacrificial love .
Lord, may we in turn know that we are more than conquerors in you and seated with you in the heavenly realm.
Help us to see our world with this higher perspective and not to be over anxious when we encounter darkness. To see that you have already raised us up with you to stand on mountains.
We ask for all of those that are facing troubles right now that they will receive your peace and strength this day .
May we all have the courage to see ourselves with the authority already given to rule in your kingdom.
May your kingdom come to earth as it is in heaven.