In 2012, I stood right on this cliff in Westray, Scotland and prayed with three wonderful friends. Isn’t it a blessing to know that Jesus shows up when we gather together as faithful hearts? No fuss, no requirements, He is there. He doesn’t focus on who we are. Our economic or social status is not important. He doesn’t emphasize what we are. Our age, gender, ethnicity, or familial status is irrelevant. There is no mention of when we gather together. Morning, mid-day, or even nighttime all fit in perfectly. He doesn’t even bother to tell us where. Inside the church, the store, in the office or on a cliff, it all becomes sacred ground. What he does tells us is who and why. Matthew 18:20 is one of the simplest rules of engagement for hearts of faith gathered together. Sometimes I think we make it all so complicated. It is a fallacy to believe more people make our prayers significant. We only need to look at this message to know, “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” This simple meeting makes a blessing. During last week’s Orkney Bible Festival in Kirkwall, Karl Martin talked about enjoying a monthly Sabbatical Sunday. A Sunday morning to step not inside the church, but into the lives of others. He encouraged us to go and tell, pray and mission with others outside the walls of the church. What a better place than in the world to find our 2 or 3. No matter the details, gather in His name and pray with someone today! As promised, He is there.
Awaken Our Hearts!