Then I looked up, and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand. I asked “Where are you going?” He answered me “To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and long it is” When he left, an angel came to meet him, and said to him “Run and tell that young man ‘Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it. And I myself will will be a wall of fire around it, ‘ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be the glory within’ Zechariah 2:1-5
In today’s reading of the prophet Zechariah, it tells of the appearance of angels, one of them declaring the protection of God for all who enter into His holy presence ; the “wall of fire” will surround everyone and everything in it, His glory will be there. Where we are, where the body of Christ is, God abides with us. His power and love is ours, for all who are believers in The Good News of Jesus – He lived among us, was crucified, and conquered death through His Resurrection. God our Father will be our Protector !
Let us pray : Creator and loving God – You are all powerful and all knowing. You tell your people – I am the LORD your God. We worship you and you alone. We bring our thoughts, prayers, songs and acts of praise to You, to bring You the glory You deserve. Please continue to hold us, Your church, close and guide us so that we can be what You need here in this world – the voices of compassion and love. Through Jesus, Your Son, we pray. Amen
Yours in Christ , Rollie