Home > Words of Wisdom > Sunday, 20th of May 2018

There is a lot of media coverage of the Royal wedding between Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. No doubt it has attracted the attention of many in the world. I pray that in the midst of ongoing media and world attention that they can have a successful and happy marriage. There are just a handful of people who really know this couple or could have attended the wedding. This is one of the most astonishing differences when comparing our relationship with the Royal family with our relationship with God the Father through Jesus the Son. We can talk to God at any time and know that His attention is on us. He has written us a personal letter that guides our every move in life and outlines our opportunity for eternal life with Him. Simply believe and follow Jesus. God loves us. This is a vastly different relationship that we could ever hope to have with a member of the Royal family. Especially on this Pentecost Sunday, we should be very thankful to have the Holy Spirit’s presence with us. Note the following verses from Romans 8.

“…if Christ lives in you, the Spirit is life for you because you have been put right with God, even though your bodies are going to die because of sin. If the Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from death, lives in you, then he who raised Christ from death will also give life to your mortal bodies by the presence of his Spirit in you.” Romans 8:10-11.

“Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children. For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, “Father! my Father!” God’s Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children. Since we are his children, we will possess the blessings he keeps for his people, and we will also possess with Christ what God has kept for him; for if we share Christ’s suffering, we will also share his glory.” Romans 8:14-17.

“…the Spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spirit himself pleads with God for us in groans that words cannot express. And God, who sees into our hearts, knows what the thought of the Spirit is; because the Spirit pleads with God on behalf of his people and in accordance with his will.” Romans 8:26-27, GNB.