Intercessor. Intermediate. As someone who is both God and man, Jesus understands – he has experienced the temptation of sin, yet he was faultless and did not waver into wrongdoing.
Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”
God sent Jesus at the right time, to redeem us from the Law, to rescue us from our sin and to restore us to a perfect relationship with the Father – and to bring us into a place of trust where we can call out to the Creator of the universe as ‘Father!’
The Spirit also intercedes for us in prayer too – when we are all over the place emotionally or mentally and don’t know what we should pray, Romans 8:26-27 says that the Spirit gives our turmoil voice.
In our society, do we act as intercessors? Do we try to mediate conflicts, remedy relationships and fix our problems? Do we do this in our own strength or that of our Lord?
Who in our communities needs the most help in communicating their needs? Is it the family of a migrant worker who barely speak any English? Is it the group of refugee youths hanging around the streets because they have nowhere else to go and nothing else to lose? How might we go about responding to their needs as Christians?
Today, GET INVOLVED in two ways;
- Pray for the vulnerable and the foreigners in our country. Pray that the Lord would help them overcome language barriers, that he would place patient people around them who would be able to point them to Jesus as well as assisting them practically.
- Find out where the nearest English language schools are, and ask the staff if you can send invitations to your church’s coffee morning, carol service or Christmas Day service.