Thy Kingdom Come
Day 1: 21st May
'Through the hardest & most difficult times, and the best & most joyful times in my life, Jesus has walked alongside me. He never left.'
PRAY FOR 5
During TKC we encourage people to pray for 5 people they know to come to faith in Jesus. Each day there will be a Reflection and short videos or audios to help us do this. If you haven’t already, think of five friends who don’t know the love of God for them in Christ.
TODAY’S REFLECTION READING
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
John 3.16 is one of the best-known verses in the Bible because it emphasises God’s love for everyone. Jesus didn’t just love those who are easy to love, He loved the people who hated Him, who despised Him; He loved the people that others looked down on. He didn’t just love some people – He loved the whole world.
This speaks about the action that God took to show His love towards us – it shows us how love is an active word. God loved us so much that He chose to send His beloved child for us. Not because of anything that we did, not because we deserved it; but because He’s a loving God. God’s love is selfless and sacrificial and shows us what we are worth to Him. If God can love anyone, the least we can do is to do the same.
Loving God, thank You that You gave Your Son Jesus for me, and for all people. Help me accept the love that You showed me in sending Your Son. I pray for my five friends. Please open their hearts to Your love. And teach me to love more truly.
Ask yourself: is there anyone that comes to mind who God may be bringing to your attention?
Justin Welby video
Tom Wright audio