Reflection of the week

By Linda Sutton

Posted in Faith

Thomas and Philip had been with Jesus for quite a while, but in spite of all they had seen and heard, they still didn’t ‘get it’. I imagine the patience of Jesus; his understanding gaze, as he gently prepares them for his departure. “Let not your heart not be troubled” – the words that have so often comforted mourners.

Sometimes I still don’t quite ‘get it’. Even though I, too, have been with Him for many years, I still struggle to fully understand everything there is to know about Jesus. His words to those disciples provide the answer I need – Jesus is the open door to the Father.

“‘If you know me, you will know my Father’, Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.’” – John 14:6-7

Prayer

Lord of life, I give thanks that, because I know you, I can know the Father, and have the confidence to live with an untroubled heart and mind. Amen.


More from Faith

Subscribe to receive Faith articles by email >

Faith

Reflection of the week

In this week's reflection, Linda Sutton sees Matthew 15:10-28 as a challenge to look past differences and love one another.

Faith

Reflection of the week

Prayers of peace and unity for the Korean Peninsula are shared in this week's reflection. Uniting Church members are encouraged to join Christians across the world in sharing prayers for Korea on Sunday 13 August, and in the lead-up to this date.

Faith

Pre-evangelism in a secular age

Held from 27-29 August, The Hope We Have is a conference on evangelism, conversion and the mission of God, and will feature input from Rev Dr Karina Kreminski. In this article, Karina explores the idea of pre-evangelism and its importance in modern Christian life.


Comments

Comments (0)