CORONAVIRUS POSITIVE THOUGHTS 18 ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

Our hearts have been lifted at the end of what, in all honesty has not always been uplifting news, by the wonderful galant walking efforts of The veteran Captain Tom Moore.

To see his proud, amazed, victorious face has won our hearts.

To witness the coming behind, and support of the public and honouring of not only him but his cause the NHS, has been soul lifting with pride.

A man’s generous gesture of doing his bit has generated the multiplication that typifies God’s Kingdom.

Millions of hearts touched, millions of pounds raised and an example to many.

From humble beginnings to proud wonderful accomplishments.

It reminds me too of a talk I was recently listening to where the question was asked.

‘ If you were Jesus and you knew what you had accomplished in three days. Paying the ransom for sin in your death on Friday and overcoming death on Sunday in the resurrection what would your next follow up be?’

I have to say my natural thought would have been to be shouting it from the roof tops or celebrating and partying!

Then I am drawn back to how typical of the Father’s heart and of Jesus’ servant heart of humility, humble love were what we see him doing.

He came alongside the two dejected disciples journeying along the Emmaus Road and he listened while they poured out their grief and their hearts to Him.

He then reminded them of the scriptures they knew and began to uplift them in these truths. He measured his step with them and stayed by their side and shared food with them and it was at this point they recognised Him for who He was.

The heart of a gentle compassionate comforting God.

What a friend we have in Jesus.

He says I’ll walk this with you. A Jesus who wants to transform hearts and just wanting to be recognised.

We pray that our walk will be purposeful and significant as Captain Tom Moore’s bringing joy, purpose and multiplication for many .

But more so that our walk will bring us closer to knowing the presence of the feet alongside us of Jesus that we may recognise our Lord and Master ever present.

Knowing that the Lord has walked this way before us and knows our burdens. Helping us to walk into the spaces that He wants us to walk in.

The illustration of feet reminding us that He is always alongside but also that as the Servant King his parting gesture before the last supper was to wash the feet of His disciples as an example that we too should do likewise to serve others.

Two scriptures that come to mind are:

‘ Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.’ Deut 5 v 33

‘Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41 v 10

2 thoughts on “CORONAVIRUS POSITIVE THOUGHTS 18 ( Less is Greater, Greater is less )

  1. Good morning Jan x Hope all is well with you. I just wanted you to know I am still reading your blogs. Grieving in this strange times is somewhat of a challenge. Somehow your words seem to always have daily resonance. I was feeling alone yet I have just done online prayers. You reminded me that Christ always sees behind my fake smile and I am not okay. Thank you x blessings and love to you Jude x     

    Regards Judith Jones

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    1. Hi Jude, Good to hear from you. I’m pleased you are still finding something in my blogs to resonate with. I hope that will be the case with other readers in these strange times. I too have found great comfort in knowing that Jesus knows me inside out. We all have a need to be known and understood.
      I was just reminiscing today that many of us will be shedding tears on a daily basis throughout this time not always in the capacity of personal grief as you have been walking but holy tears of being touched by the Holy Spirit while so much of what media opens our eyes to during these times. I count it a blessing that I came to recognise the source of these during a period of deep soul searching in my life. No pain no gain! It’s hard to recognise any benefit coming from grief whilst we traverse it but in hindsight those times are when deep speaks to deep. Some tears I now recognise as being spoken to which are precious! Probably see you on the street tomorrow! Take care.x

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