‘Living as His Church’ – Vicar’s weekly thought 16th Feb

How do you see yourself?

Today we begin a new series of Sundays under the title ‘Living as His Church’. We will be looking at who we are as we seek to follow Christ, not just what we do. Truly, what we do always comes out of who we are – for better or for worse as we all know so well!! So some Sundays, will be very practical yes. But our first weeks will be about trying to understand something of just who we are as we place our faith in Jesus Christ – to get this identity deep inside us.

The first image, one little spoken of to be honest, is how the Lord Jesus sees us as His Holy Bride. Revelation, the last book of the Bible, has these words: ‘I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.’ [1]

It’s a famous passage, you’ll know it when you hear it, about the day when ‘he will wipe every tear from their eyes’[2]. But have you also heard in your heart when it says how God’s people will be presented to him as a pure and holy bride….? Today we’ll explore the truth of this image, and I pray it will affect you deep inside as to how you see yourself.

[1] Revelation 21.2 [2] 21.4