Into Our Locked Rooms He Comes

Moira Shanks shares with us something she wrote in response to a picture she had while reflecting on a recent passage in 24-7 Prayer’s Lectio 365 daily devotional app. In it, Jesus meets the disciples in a locked room.
We think you will be encouraged by Moira’s writing as much as we have been.

Where no one else can come,
Even our closest friends and family
Kept at a safe and isolating distance,
Where we are locked down, locked in by fear,
The fear of this virus,
The fear of living in uncertain, changing times.
Into our lockdown,
Lord, you come.

You come into our lockdown,
As you came to your disciples,
Locked in for fear of the authorities,
Living in uncertain, changing times.
You came to them,
Where they were,
Into their locked room,
Into the midst of their fears.

Lord, you stand with us in our lockdown,
And, in your unchanging mercy
You offer now, as you offered then,
Your presence, your peace
In the midst of fears,
Renewed hope,
Restored joy,
Recalibrated purpose.

Come, Lord Jesus,
Reveal yourself in locked down rooms,
To locked down hearts.
In every corner of your world,
Breathe
Your
Life.

Moira lives and works as an EAL teacher in North Ayrshire. She is married to Gordon, part of a pretty amazing family and passionate about worship, creative communication and good coffee!

Crystal Cryer

Crystal Cryer originally hails from Oregon, but now claims Scotland as home. She is the National Coordinator for 24-7 Prayer Scotland. She is also part of the Prayer Spaces in Schools Scotland team as well as the Central Church family in Edinburgh, where she is based.