What form is your armour? Ephesians 6:10-20. Acrylic on paper. Mark A Hewitt 2015
Ephesians 6:10-20 (NRSV)
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.
Rev’d Mark Hewitt
The Corner Uniting Church.
Warradale, South Australia.
In preparation for today
I was trying to imagine another kind of protective layer other than armour.
It was the writer of Ephesians urging to surround ourselves with prayer that sparked my imagination.
What would a protective layer of prayer look like?
Colour, warm colour, as we deal with a world not devoid of colour but at times dark.
God of Power, God of Peace,
you equip us to face all the challenges that are thrown at us in all sorts of guises, not only of this time but at and in all times.
May we be mindful of your protection;
and help us share your word in ways that promote love, grace, and justice. Amen
Protected. Ephesians 6:10-20. Prayerful colouring. Mark A Hewitt 2015.
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