MORNING PRAYER Reflections by the Ven Dr Thomas Mhuriro: 15 May 2020
Ps 115; Leviticus 23:1-22; 2 Thess. 2:1-17
This morning the Psalm and the passage from Leviticus are my focus. The details are given about how much God cares. He wants us to work and to rest. He wants us to have time to reflect about his goodness. Indeed, sometimes we get so busy to the point where we fail to understand that all we do must be for the greater glory of God. This is not easy to appreciate. Meanwhile we get personal satisfaction and reap the rewards of our hard labour; at the end, we should not forget that it is all for the glory of God.
I am very much moved by the instruction on how we handle the left overs after harvesting. How do we deal with extras in our homes? We are reminded that we live in a world where there is plenty for everyone. However, if we are not careful, the poor and underprivileged, the foreigner among us, the widow, the orphan, and all who find themselves compromised in one way or another, may not be cared for.
We are in a very difficult situation at the moment. We find ourselves stretched to the limits in terms of resources to sustain ourselves. At this point in time, God ‘s call should be loud and clear: let us not forget to care. Let us find ways of ensuring that whatever we have left over should benefit those who might have nothing. God does not stop caring after all.
The appeal this morning is therefore to stop and find time to see how we fit into the plans of God for a caring world. Meanwhile we are beneficiaries of God’s love, we are also his instruments for the same purpose. Let us not forget this noble challenge in a world that could be easily swayed into wanton selfishness. To God be the glory. Amen. ( Ven T. Mhuriro)