How good it was to be back at our congregation on Sunday, after a spate of weekend travelling. We celebrated the feast of All Saints’ Day, singing that great Ralph Vaughn Williams hymn “For All the Saints” with what for me has always been a striking line, speaking of the great company of saints in Heaven: “We feeble struggle; they in glory shine.” Our Pastor reminded us, though, that, according to the day’s text from Revelation, they too were only saints because their robes had been washed clean in the blood of the Lamb. We too are saints like them, only our sainthood is “hidden”–from the world and even from ourselves–until Christ will reveal it on His day.
The custom on this blog (which I sometimes forget) is to talk about yesterday’s church on Monday morning. Did you receive any insights from your worship service?