We hear the still small voice of the Risen Lord say to us, 'Peace be with you.'
We hear it in the shadows of the Holy Week. We hear it in grief in the loss of a loved one. We hear it in the funeral of Allan who took his own life forced by the thoughts in his mind. We hear it with many of his friends who are deeply distress and would do anything to prevent those thoughts. How we wish that still small voice had spoken into the mind of dear Allan. How I wish that voice had spoken to my dear friend Dawn! How I wish that voice had spoke to the one who is in your mind.
I baptised a baby girl, a grand daughter of someone who took her life. I prayed blessing on a daughter of someone who took her life. While I pray and baptise, I ask the Risen Christ to speak with that still small voice, 'Peace be with You.'
Sleeplessness, my companion tells me leads to distress. Distress leads to habits of dependency. Dependency perpetuates sleep depravation. One enters this cycle, unable to break through. Can the still small voice of the Risen Lord speak into this cycle?
I feel helpless to do anything on my own. But as we hear the Risen Lord speak to us tenderly, 'Peace be with you' I believe we can made a difference. Let us pray. Grant us your Peace O Lord. Grant us YOUR Peace O Lord. May it fill our lives always.
The Platinum Jubilee Walk of Prayer is committed to raising funds to transform lives through Just Friends Kitchen, Youth Revival for Peace and St Andrew's Cathedral of Peace.
Yesterday, I was blessed to pray at three Scottish Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of Brechin - St James' in Stonehaven, St Philip's Catterline and St David of Scotland, in Bervie. I pray for the blessings of Bishop Andrew of Brechin for trespassing his diocese.