I see a people…

On Tuesday I had the privilege of attending the first meeting of ‘advisors’ to the Colchester Boiler Room Community. It was an opportunity to reflect together on the way this movement of prayerful people has grown and made an impact on our town over the last couple of years and to look forward.
We prayed at the end, aided unexpectedly by Dave’s inspired impulse to produce a big bit of paper, some pens & pastels. We prayed, we were stilled by God’s presence and as others spoke or drew their prayers I felt energised to write the following;

I see a people,
called by my name.
Now you see them,
now you don’t.

You know them by their deeds,
I know them by their hearts.
Prayers in practice,
practiced in prayer.

I see a people,
called by my name.
Now you see them,
now you don’t.

(… but I do.)

The world doesn’t notice our prayers, but it does notice our actions.
God notices both, but is not fooled by the actions of an empty heart.

I suddenly felt awed and moved to tears by God’s work behind the scenes in so many humble and probably unseen prayers, un-noticed by the very people who are blessed by the actions of so many to make God’s love a tangible reality in our town.
Colchesteratnight

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2 Responses to I see a people…

  1. sally says:

    wonderful Tim- thanks for sharing this!

  2. sally says:

    wonderful Tim- thanks for sharing this!

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