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