Faith on Fire – Week 3
Hello Mummy Meditators!
I hope that you have had a really good week thinking and meditating on this verse about the first church and how it met. It certainly has been challenging for me, as I read about them meeting together in many different ways and think about how we cannot do so in the current lockdown. Just as the first church had to try new ways of meeting (in their homes as well as in the temple), so we too have had to carve out new ways of being church and sharing the gospel with people.
I am so excited for our first contributor post. This is a chance for you to have your say and share something with the Mummy Meditations Community. Everyone brings something different, so take a read, but make sure to read all the way to the bottom for next week’s verse.
“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the LORD added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47
MIRACLE DAY (based on Acts 2:46-47)
Every day now, I awake at sunrise
With fire in my heart,
Eagerly eat breakfast,
Set out again towards the temple.
We start with prayer:
Each day we are more.
Anyone can join us – all are so welcome.
We share everything.
New brothers, new sisters, new life:
Young and old, all one in Jesus the Christ.
Who would have thought
I could become one of these?
I’ve always been
Back of the crowd, bottom of the pile,
Untouchable cripple, barely-noticed beggar,
Lying unregarded in the dust.
But one miracle day –
just this very week –
the Spirit-wind grew to a gale,
streaming into body and soul,
healing even me in one glorious second,
lifting me into blessed belonging.
Just ahead, across the temple courtyard,
Simon called Peter looks up,
Squints in the morning light,
Catches sight of me.
He grins broadly,
And I break into a run.
What I have learned this week is that the Mummy Meditations group is made up of all different people from different backgrounds, who have different skills , just like in the verse. We also have our own temples of worship in our homes , but we do use technology to communicate within our community, speaking about problems and encouragement to others. We all break bread differently and so many of us would like to be in church community again surrounded by people, but because of COVID-19 we have all experience different churches within our houses. Looking back on the verse we are learning just as they did to spread the word
It’s been amazing to hear from our new contributors – next week we’ll hear from some more! Join Rachel at 8pm on Monday night for a Facebook Live chat to start the week off.
“They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.” Acts 4:3-4