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Zooming in! (30-07-20)

A Reading

“This then is how you should pray:

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6: 9-10)

A Thought

The benefice enjoys coming together for Sunday coffee mornings. David acts as our virtual host, who sends a weekly Zoom invitation to all those who have requested an invite. On Sunday morning when we click on the Zoom link, we enter a virtual waiting room. David can see who is in the waiting room, then clicks to admit us into the coffee morning. This enables the meeting host to control who can join the meeting. It is not however fool proof.

When others (such as myself) wish to borrow the Zoom facility for another ministry use, we are informed of the master user log-in and password. This enables us to act as host to our meeting attendees. However, it also has other consequences. Using the master user log-in and password, I am able to join directly into any benefice Zoom meeting without having to pass through the waiting room. I don’t have to worry that no invitation has been received, or wonder whether my presence in the meeting is relevant. I can go straight in and present my concerns.

However, if I misuse my privileged access, I expect that David will change the password to keep me out.

Jesus has given us a privileged access to speak directly to the Father.

No log-in is required. We have a secure and stable connection to God. It has perfect quality and infinite bandwidth. We can communicate anything and everything to God. We do not need to have received a meeting invitation or worry whether he is interested. He is waiting patiently to hear from us.

The password is Jesus. Once we believe in Jesus and invite the Holy Spirit into our lives, our password is activated. The password is freely available to everyone. It can be jotted down in bold letters anywhere or shouted out in public. Once activated, it will never be changed. We have continual and eternal access to our Father.

A Prayer

Dear Father,

Thank you for the password to your Kingdom.

May we use it frequently and share it with everyone we know or meet.

In the name of Jesus Christ,

Amen

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