FROM THE PASTOR
look at moiye
(look at me)
Not that I ever was a fan of the comedy TV series the “Kath and Kim Show” in the early 2000’s, but you’d only need to watch half an episode to know that famous phrase (spoken in the stroin) “Now Kimmie, look at moiye, look at moiye, look at moiye…,’ Kath would say this to her daughter Kim, every time Kim would need advice, or if she was discouraged in need for a word of encouragement (Kim’s weight for example). Here’s an extract from one of the shows.
Kath is enjoying life as an empty nester until her recently married daughter Kim tries to move back in, insisting her marriage to Brett is over "ovah” despite only being married two months. Kim finds out that Kath has turned her room in to an exercise room where she does her pump and pilates.
Kath: No, Kim, you can't. I won't let you. Kimmy? Kimmy? Kimmy, now look at me. Look at me Kim. Look at moi. Look at moi. Now, I've got one word to say to you, Kim. Pump.
Kath: Pump and pilates.
We are lead to believe this was Kath’s efforts to ‘save’ and ‘help’ Kim’s marriage.
“Look at me!”. Mostly, we want people to pay attention to us when we talk to them especially when we need their help. And whether we admit it or not, we need God’s attention on our problems, especially our inner problems; in particular inner peace. As we move into a new year and beyond, we need God to look at us, and on us. Personally, we need God’s power to give us peace. To make us safe from our guilty conscience. Safe in the knowledge that God loves us despite our sin, and forgives the guilt of our sin. And isn’t this exactly what the Holy Spirit does? When the Holy Spirit bring us the message of Jesus Christ, who lived and died and rose again to make us right with God and by faith to put us in a right relationship with God in Jesus. The Spirit of God works with power in our hearts so that we put our confidence in Christ and have peace. The peace that God promised in the old blessing we hear most, if not every Sunday:
P: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
And individually and together as a congregation we respond:
C: Amen! (Amoin J).
A happy new year to all of you, warm regards, Pastor Mat.
(A resource from Wikipedia (The plot and The script) from the Kath and Kim TV series was used in this devotion).
We Pray For:
† The faithful who are aged—that God would sustain them in faith, and let their example encourage the whole church.
† The children of the church, that they would grow in God’s wisdom.
† Those whose marriage is in difficulty.
† Those who are hurting because of family problems.
† The families in our congregation, that they may learn to pray together.
† All nations to be unified through faith in Christ.
† Those who wait on God, especially those who are ill or suffering or troubled, that they may receive his deliverance.