|Christians have a long history of seeing everything through the lens of Jesus Christ. Many of the Christian holidays have their origin in something that wasn’t initially Christian but was used by them to teach or evangelize. Theologically speaking, since Christ is the means of transformation, followers of Christ repurposed just about anything to help people walk the road of faith. |
I do something similar with songs and movies. I try to see them through the lens of Jesus Christ. I know the origin of the songs and movies has nothing to do with faith, Jesus, or Christianity; however, that doesn’t stop me from using them as a means of reflection or prayer. Like the early church, I want to repurpose it for and with Christ.
For instance, I’ve always been a fan of George Harrison. I like his music. One of my favorites is Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) and I’ve used his lyrics as a form of prayer. Perhaps it was a prayer for him. I also realize there is a line in the lyrics that nods to reincarnation which is not a Christian concept. But all that aside, I like the song and have borrowed it to be words of prayer.
If you are unfamiliar with the lyrics, then here you go:
Give me love, Give me love, Give me peace on earth, Give me light, Give me life;
As you begin this week, pray for love, peace, light, and life. Pray for God to help you carry burdens and envision that Christ walks with you. Pray for God’s touch in your life, your heart, and your soul.
This Week’s Readings:
*Monday – Acts 8, Acts 9
*Tuesday – Acts 10, Acts 11
*Wednesday – Acts12
*Thursday – Acts 13, Acts 14
*Friday – Acts 15, Acts 16
*Continued blessings in the New Year 2023.
*Heal those who are sick and protect those who are not.
*Comfort those who are grieving and in distress.
*Wisdom for our leaders as they navigate through uncertain times.
*Guidance for those seeking to find their way.
*Continued Growth Inside and Outside the Walls of St. Paul UMC.
|“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.” – Philippians 4:6|