Theme for the Week

The Heidelberg Catechism begins by asking, “What is your only hope in life and in death?” It replies with this: “That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.” Life’s uncertainties stretch our faith in a way that certainty cannot, but only when they are met with the hope of Christ.

This week, we focus on the uncertainty of the millions of refugees searching for a new life, uncertain of what their new location may hold, uncertain of what faces loved ones left behind, and uncertain of even what faces them with each new day. May the uncertainty they face not lead to hopelessness. May they be led through their uncertainty to Christ, our only hope in life and in death.

Verses

Hebrews 11:1

Isaiah 41:10

Isaiah 26:3

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Psalm 139

Prayer for the Week

All knowing God, we are comforted in our uncertainty with the truths that You know all things, direct all things and watch over all those who love You. We rejoice in the knowledge that You see each of us, and that You see the countless refugees of our world. You see all those who woke up this morning unsure of what the day will hold, or even where their most basic necessities would come from. In this time of their uncertainty, show Yourself to be the God who sees, the God who brings order from chaos, and the God who comforts the afflicted. Show Yourself to be the only true source of peace and certainty. Give the refugees of our world peace and rest, and draw them to Yourself. In the name of Christ, our sure and lasting peace, Amen.