From the Rector
A Covenant People
In the church, we often talk about having a “personal relationship with Jesus.” That is one of the phrases that needs to be fleshed out by every Christian. What does a personal relationship with Jesus look like?
Here are a couple of relationships that describe how numbers of people relate personally with God. For some, Jesus is their friend. For others, their relationship with God is as a child relates to a loving father/parent. Others might relate to God as their teacher or guide. We have all been in these types of relationships. These are descriptions of ways we can be in relationship with God. There is one specific type of relationship with God that we are going to concentrate on this “Stewardship Season” at Prince of Peace and that is being a partner with God.
For some strange reason, (and this will be one of my first questions when I meet the Lord face to face in the fullness of God’s kingdom) God has chosen human beings (you and me) to be the primary agents of God's love and will in the world. God has called us to walk alongside Him to be his image bearers; to bring justice where there is injustice; family where there is isolation, peace where there is tragedy; and life where there is death. The invitation in the Bible to do this is called a covenant. God offers to partner with us and gives us the opportunity to join in God’s work by saying yes.
May this Stewardship time be for you a time to reflect on God’s call, and your responses.
Grace and Peace,